I couldn’t find the original post, so I took a screen shot. I’m exhausted today but it was a good day.
Today was a bad morning. It’s cold and rainy and I don’t feel well. I started to debate with myself about calling in sick and staying under blankets. Instead, I decided to be mindful. I downloaded this app a few weeks ago and have used it a few times but not regularly. It’s mostly free which I like and it’s more mindfulness than traditional meditation.
Why is it different? When you open the app it asks how you are feeling today. You can choose a range of emotions up to five and from different categories.
You have to choose the following for mentally AND physically
And then it breaks it down further.
After you choose your emotions there will be options to choose from. Options usually range from 5-20 minutes and you can do more than one. There is also a self-meditation timer if you wish for an alternate route.
I find some of their voices very soothing, but the shorter ones are very useful to me, I can throw in an earbud as I’m sitting at my desk and get five minutes of peace. It’s helpful for me to regroup, we have so many technostress (which is a conversation for another day) that our bodies need to stop for a moment.