It is like waiting for Christmas
When you are anticipating something great it feels like forever. At this exact moment, I am sitting here watching time dragging on and waiting for it to pass. I have a long weekend of fun and good company ahead of me but it feels like forever to come. Frustrating is the knowledge that it will be over in a blink of an eye when it is here. I am nervous, excited and a little overwhelmed by my own anticipation.
I am honestly trying to maintain my poise and not run through the office bouncing, as that is what I feel like on the inside. To battle my nervousness and excitement I decided to give the headspace meditation app another chance. The first time it honestly just wound me up even more rather than calming me.
Calm as a river
Miracles do happen. The app really helped. It made me unwind and calmed me massively, I did not believe it would as my first experience with it was far from convinced. I know meditation and mindfulness can be really beneficial for your mental health but I seem to fail horribly on finding the time for it. Those benefits were the reason why I started with yoga in the first place. It helps me let go of things worrying me, empties my head and centres me. It decelerates me.
I acctually I have wanted to take up medidation but never seem to find the time for it.
I have to admit I would have chosen a guy with a nicer English pronunciation and a huskier voice but then I was not the inventor or marketer for this app. However, it is useful and really works as it allows you to wind down without investing too much time. Anyone can find 2 minutes in their day to sit down, close their eyes, listen and meditate. It is this simple. The app may also help to function as a reminder to do so. For me, however, it would still need an alarm feature to remind me to take the time to meditate. The design is nice, happy, friendly and colourful. The layout could be better, I do find it a little annoying to navigate but overall it is a good idea. This is not an advertisement or a serious review for this app and it is up to you to decide what you would like to work with. I do honestly believe in the benefits of meditation and yoga on your mental health and it has been scientifically proven.
So stay healthy and calm. Namaste!