Week 5 of 52: Learning Something New; I learned how to meditate 🧘‍♀️

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I promised myself, this year each and every week I would try something brand new. From trying out a new yoga routine to taking my vert solo road trip. This week I decided to try out something completely out of my comfort zone – Meditation.

After a reader suggestion, I downloaded the “Head Space” app from the Apple Store. (I promise I was not sponsored for this app, it just really helped me!) The benfits of this app? It’s mostly fully free and you can adjust your time as you need it.

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Set your app for 3 to 10 minutes and find a cozy place to sit. That’s honestly all you really need to start a good meditation program.

For me I wanted to a good start. I bought myself this adorable meditation coushion from Amazon. But I think I just might make this a DIY craft project in the future! Maybe with my new sewing machine?? With some ADORABLE fabric? I think so.

For me, making a habit of meditation is what works. I know when I pull out the cushion, when I pop in my headphones – it’s routine. I’m already starting to relax.

SO I STARTED MEDITATING: small breaks during my lunch hour, a few minutes when I just wake up AND even just a few minutes while I’m laying in bed trying to fall asleep. This guided meditation app really really helps, but now I can use these techniques any time I’m feeling a little worried or anxious at work or home.

Seriously I’m already reaping in the benefits of this routine. My head feels a bit clearer and I feel like that elephant that has been sitting on my chest is finally standing up a bit releasing some of the pressure.

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I know a lot of people suffer from severe anxiety, just like myself – but I have to tell you this is the one thing that has actually helped me. Stealing this quote from my husband, I was drowning and now I’m dog paddling; but progress is progress. Download the app for free and give it a go for yourself! I would love to hear about your results below! Be sure to follow my meditation journey on all of our social media handles by clicking the links in the side bar >> 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️

As always thank you for reading 👩🏻‍💻♥️🐶

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