Meditation: Headspace, Managing Anxiety #4 Length: 11 minutes Where: Office/Guest Room, Los Angeles How It Felt: Centering but a little confusing
Meditation: Headspace, Managing Anxiety #2 Length: 11 minutes Where: Office/Guest Room, Los Angeles How It Felt: Clarifying
This is not a typo! I did two meditations yesterday. Not spread out, but back to back, one after another, with a stretch break in between.
The first one felt great, but it kept bugging me that I might have forgotten something from the second session of this course. I think I did it about six months ago, and I wanted to be sure I was following the instructions correctly. So, after I finished #4, I went back and did #2.
A couple of things I realized:
- I can definitely do longer meditations if I make time for them. I worry I’ll struggle to focus or my back will get super sore, but I think I’ve worked those muscles enough, both mentally and physically, to handle it!
- Two meditations a day is a great idea. I would love to start doing a morning session and nighttime session every once in a while. I remember taking a meditation course a long time ago where the whole idea was to meditate for twenty minutes, twice a day. That seemed like so much at the time, but now that I’m working my way up, it actually sounds nice!
Turns out I didn’t really miss anything too important from #2, but I was still glad I went back to do it again. I feel more complete. My OCD is satiated.
One thing I loved from #4 was the final homework I was given. I am supposed to be noticing when I change positions, as in stand up or sit down. It’s just a mindfulness exercise to get you focused on the present. I did it twice last night and got cocky, then completely forgot to do it today until right this minute! I love little exercises like this, anything to keep me present and in the moment.
So glad I have this blog to remind me of these things! Writing down my experience every time might not always be the most thrilling read, but it really helps me to seal in the lessons and remind me of little tasks like that, not to mention keeping me accountable to show up and meditate every single day!
Grateful for this blog, grateful for meditating, grateful for so much!