“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
|Tray- West Elm (here)
Woman in Lotus position statute- TJ Maxx(sold out)
Lamp- Wayfair (here)
Kind people that read this blog I have been trying to get into the habit of regular meditation for years. I’ve had some periods where I got a rhythm going but then there would be some change in my schedule and I would stop.
I’ve been trying to get into a meditation routine again recently and I’ve been using the Calm app pictured above to help me. I can tell from the app that I downloaded it sometime in 2016. I seem to be using either a free or early version of the app because there’s an in app message that notes there is a $59.99 yearly subscription free to unlock everything the app has to offer. I haven’t pulled the plug on that yet. If I can stick with a routine I’ll consider it. For now what I can access is more than enough for my needs.
I’ve found that the best time of the day for me to meditate is early in the morning before I start my day. The app has a timed meditation section that ranges from 1 minute to 20 minutes. I use the 5 minute option because anything longer than that and my mind starts wondering. You can see from my stats that I did well in March and better in April. My goal for May was to meditate every day which I did. I set the same goal for June and I’ve been meditating daily even while on vacation.
So now for the million dollar question. Has getting back on a regular meditation schedule helped me? Yes it has. I definitely feel more relaxed as I go about my day. I also find myself returning back to those quiet moments in the morning when things start to get hectic. Now let’s be clear my mind still races for some of the five minutes while I’m meditating. But I’ve found that the more I practice the less that happens. Hopefully I can eventually go a full five minutes without any stray thoughts and then bump up to 10 minutes of meditation daily.
If you’ve tried meditation I’d love to hear what did or did not work for you.