Today it’s on to the next one, (oh Jay, how I adore you) next 30 day challenge, that is.
My next 30 day challenge will be 30 days of meditation.
Secondly, meditation is something I’ve always been kind of curious about. I have a pretty busy mind, always planning for the next thing, worrying up a storm and way too dependent on the instant gratification that is the internet, social media, etc. Daily meditation will mean stopping and focusing on the now which is something I don’t do often enough.
Last November I dipped my toe in when I downloaded the Headspace app and even signed up for a year-long subscription. Have I been using it? No, not really. I went though the program’s “Take 10” (ten days of 10 minute meditations) just fine. The next step is a “Take 15” and that’s were I kind of stopped. Ten minutes was easy to fit in but, for some reason, 15 seemed SOoooOO LONG. I mean, that’s a QUARTER of an hour! But to be real, I just didn’t want to make the time for it – even though I really enjoyed doing the first ten days.
A 30 day challenge seems like the perfect chance to give meditation a try and really commit to it. I’m not anticipating that I’ll turn into some spiritual, bangle-wearing hippy because that just isn’t me (although I do enjoy a good bangle) but here are some of the benefits I’d like to get out of doing this.
- A overall feeling of calm
- Better focus on the task at hand – less multi-tasking!
- More empathy and acceptance for those around me
- A greater sense of gratitude and contentment
Now to get my “om” on. 🙂