There have been a lot of changes and decisions happening lately. I have left my full time job and I am currently prepping to go to Bali for my yoga teacher training course. I am mixed with excitement, nervousness and a million things to organise in between!
I think it’s really easy to let a meditation habit slip when everything is going well. The anxiety and stress slowly creeps back in. Before you know it, I am remembering that I used to try and meditate at least 10mins to 20mins a day and what happened to that habit.
I’ve given myself the challenge of trying to meditate every day for 30 days. I did a little poll on my Instagram at the start to see how many people thought I could do the full 30 days. It was an even split of 50/50.
I am on day 23 of 30.
I did a poll when I reached day 20 and it was 100%. I am not 100% myself as every day is different!
I almost forgot on one of the days. I remembered at 11:45pm and did a very short 3 minute meditation. It felt like a bit of a cheat but I still managed to get it in there before falling asleep. Every little or big session counts.
There have been a couple of days where I have resisted a lot and wanted to skip it. On these days I looked through the app to see which meditation I fancied doing. Headspace have added some for every day scenarios such as taking a break, breathe, or daily specials. I would pick what ever caught my eye rather than following the guided sessions. It’s important to take the path of least resistance.
I’m enjoying the feeling I have after I have meditated. I feel more relaxed and like I can process things with more clarity. I can still have moments of anxiety. I am able to deal with the thoughts quickly and look forward. I feel I can listen properly.
Here’s to my final week of the challenge…
I’ve finished the 30 days of Headspace! Woop! It’s been a really lovely experience and it’s funny how my mind has been resistant to doing the last couple of days but then I enjoyed the actual time meditating.