Thursday, January 27, 2011

I did something!

So, 2011, as you can see on my sidebar, is about DOING. And, in a recent post, I admitted I was a self-help junkie and was going to do something about it.

I have been cutting down on my self-help reading, and focusing more on some creative-type blogs and such, but recently I came across Headspace and their Take 10 meditation program. Once upon a time, I actually had a fairly decent meditation practice going. A doctor I was seeing for weight loss (circa 1998) insisted upon a few breathing exercises as part of her program. I loved it, and kept up with those exercises long after I left her practice. Over time though, I let it go. I figured it might be time to add this back in to my life, especially since I am cut off at the moment from "doing" of the exercise sort. Well, I'm three days in and it's going pretty well. If  you remember, I promised that if I read anything of the self help variety, I would do it for at least a week. This program is 10 days of guided mediation -- just ten minutes a day. After that, it appears there is a Take 15 and Take 20 program as well. I'm liking it so far, and I'm already feeling a little less jumpy during the day. I feel like it's already helping me cope a little with the constant discomfort of my stent (seriously, I go through the day feeling like someone is stabbing me in the crotch!). I highly recommend it! Also, check out their 5 short videos about what meditation is and how to (and how not to) do it.

I would love to hear if any of you check it out and try it!

In other news, my in laws are taking the kids for us this weekend. I will be so happy to just be able to lay around and relax. Hub and I are going to a wine-tasting later in the afternoon. Nothing too exciting.

Hope everyone is having a good week! I've been reading your blogs, but not commenting much (hard to do via my phone!).

1 comment:

Linda said...

Go Maria - i hope it helps. My husband used to meditate a lot and it really helped him.