Becoming Mindful

I’m a fan of self-help books and I’ve read several that suggest meditation and mindfulness was key to success in life.  Some books mentioned that some of the busiest CEO’s even take a few minutes up to an hour of silence during their day and swear that they wouldn’t have it any other way. So, I thought that I should give it a try. I’m not some crazy busy person working 80 hours a week while trying to raise a family, so I could definitely take 10-15 minutes each morning to sit in silence and meditate. It should be easy, right?

Okay, I’ve made the commitment to start meditating, but where do I start now? Do I just sit in my room silently? Do I pay for one of those apps that guide you through meditation? I’m definitely a beginner so what should I do to ensure I stick with it and don’t get overwhelmed (if you can even do that by sitting doing nothing… ).  Some of the books I read had groups on Facebook that I joined and followed so I looked through there to find out what I should do.

I quickly decided that guided meditation would be best for me as a beginner.  Maybe in a few months I can transition to partially guided meditation, then eventually I’ll be a master who can do it without help… That’s the goal, at least.

I downloaded the app called Headspace as it was one of the top rated meditation apps on the Apple market.  The free version lets you follow a guided meditation practice for 10 days to introduce you to the concept then you can upgrade from there.

I’ve heard such amazing things about adding meditation to morning routines, so hopefully I see that success and can share it with anyone else who is considering becoming more mindful during their everyday lives.  I intend on giving an update after those 10 days, then keeping this post updated once a week for the little while.

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