Meditation: Headspace, End of Day Length: 5 minutes Where: Living Room Couch, Los Angeles How It Felt: Peaceful Who Joined Me: Tigre
I took another day off of the “How to Meditate” series because I wanted a bit of a break from thinking about meditating. I sort of wanted to just do it, without considering the process too much. Just for a bit.
Having this blog has been the number one thing keeping me on track with my goal of meditating every single day, but it can also be a bit of a distraction. As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes I get so focused on something from the session I’m excited to write about and share that I can lose focus on what I’m actually supposed to be doing: meditating.
So, after a long and productive day, a day made even better because we finally watched the first five episodes of WandaVision (aaaaagh so good!), I just wanted to turn my mind off for a few minutes and relax. I chose the “End of Day” session on Headspace as an intentional way to let the day go and move into a restful state. It completely worked! I was peaceful and sleepy afterward, and happy to crawl into bed.
It didn’t hurt that Tigre climbed right into my lap and did that thing he does so well. (That thing = being a big huge soft furry cuddly cat that purrs like crazy and makes you super cozy and relaxed.) My meditation practice is definitely translating in to extra cuddle time for him, and he is not complaining.
I’ll go back to the “How to Meditate” series and finish it, but I want to be sure I’m balancing the practice of learning about meditation with the practice of using meditation for all the benefits it provides. It’s crazy how much I crave that feeling now, after only a few months of doing it regularly!
As a last note, I have to say I’m amazed how much calmer I feel all the time lately. It’s life-changing. I used to think of myself as a pretty dramatic person and think of my husband as incredibly chill, so we balanced each other out. Lately, though, there have been moments where I’m completely calm about crazy stuff happening, to the point I’m telling him it’s all no big deal! I’m loving it. Nothing can ruffle my feathers too much, lately, and I really, really want it to stay that way.
I’m unflappable, folks! Ya can’t flap me!