The Headspace app is a free program for the first 10 meditations, which last 10 minutes each, they call it the "Take 10 Program." Free AND only 10 minutes? Well you can't beat that I thought! I knew how to meditate, but I liked the idea of an app that held me accountable, plus Andy's step by step guided meditations and British accent were easy on the ears. Within a few minutes my breath had deepened, my shoulders had relaxed and my mind was at ease until...did I shut off my flat iron, what should I have for breakfast, I can't forget to reschedule Monday's client, I can't forget to call the vet, should paint the nursery?...AUGH! FOCUS Kalene! Ok, so it wasn't that easy, but Andy warned me that my mind would wander and that was ok. Just breathe and bring your focus back to your breath.
After completing the Take 10, I have truly found inner peace and am at one with the Universe. HA! NOT SO MUCH! BUT by meditating first thing in the morning, I have found that I am able to set my intention for the day, slow down the constant "chatter" in my mind and generally not want to steam roll over tourists while trying to get to work through midtown Manhattan. Now that's progress if you ask me!
As of today, I have meditated 19 of the last 21 days and have signed up for the monthly Headspace program. I recommend this app to anyone who has ever thought about meditation, but doesn't know where the hell to start! Or for those of you like me, who know the benefits of meditation and how great it can make you feel, but have gotten so caught up in your caught-upness that you stop making time for the most important person you know...YOURSELF!
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