8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 8,657

Feeling Pretty Zen

Saturday, January 12, 2013

There's a few different things I want to do more of this year. So much so I have them all written down so I can keep referring to it and am tracking how often I've done them. Meditating is one of them.

I've meditated before and like a lot of things in my life, my consistency wavers - I'll do it a lot for a while and then forget about it until something brings it back into my life. I know I benefit from it, I just have difficulties with sustaining things. I have an ADD addictive personality (not actually diagnosed just I tend to get into habits of being highly interested in something to the point it's all I can think about and then moving on).

When I meditate, I notice I am much calmer. I am better able to think rationally and react emotionally less. I can get very emotional so that's a huge benefit for me (and my boyfriend!). I am also more appreciative of what's around me, the little daily things that often can go unnoticed with the hectic pace of our lives.

So, saying this, I am happy to say that today and the three days before, I meditated every day at increasing lengths. Partly why I was able to describe all the benefits - because I am currently experiencing them (just finished a session so feeling extra calm). 2013 for me is not just about weight loss, it's about a healthier me all over and after what I've experienced the last few days, I think I'm going to make it one of my top priorities to maintain.

And another bonus - yesterday was my first day since last weekend that I went through a day without a fever or headache popping up! I'm still going to take it easy though and not start exercise until next week. Taking care of me :)
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks I will definitely look it out if not go into the challenge :)
    2317 days ago
    Yoga Journal.com has a 21 day challenge that combines a session of yoga and a session of meditation. It's completely free, I totally recommend checking it out! It might be just the ticket for you to make a sustainable habit out of it!

    Take care!
    2321 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by TIDLENEE