‘Try not to overthink the process too much. Instead, enjoy the feeling of pausing to balance and catch your breath.’
Stressed out? Meditation has been shown to reduce daily stress and perceived stress. A couple of days ago I’ve found this app called Headspace, a meditation and mindfulness app. Since I’m new to meditation this app is perfect. I appreciate the simplicity of it – meditation made simple.
I must say I’ve been enjoying it very much, although it’s only been three days – it’s easy and you can choose from 3, 5 or 10 minutes sessions (the Basic theme). There’s definitely a theme for everyone since you can choose from different topics such as health, brave, happiness, work & performance, sport etcetera. The health theme has sessions such as anxiety, stress, sleep, depression, pain management while the work & performance theme has sessions such as productivity, focus, creativity and balance. The sport theme focuses on topics such as motivation, focus, training, competition, communication and analysis. Perfect for any athletes!
There are also these super-short exercises you can do at any time; breathe, unwind and restore. Furthermore you’ll find meditation sessions for ‘anxious moments’ which might come in handy for a lot of people before important interviews, difficult conversations or when experiencing fear of flying.
I’m trying out the 10 days free meditation. The monthly subscription is around 13 EUR.
The benefits of meditation; (www.headspace.com)
- Stress less
- Sleep better
- Happier, healthier relationships
- Manage anxiety
- Sharpen concentration
You can download the Headspace app on the App Store or get it on Google Play.