I kid you not, taking classes during COVID is saving my butt right now. Despite being out of work and having virus-related nerves, I have something with which I can completely engage and my days are moving much faster than I would have expected from being confined to my home. It's 8:54pm and I cannot figure out where this entire day went.
... is Dan Harris' 10% Happier Podcast!
Just wanted to pop on here to offer a little encouragement across the world. According to my stats I have readers from every inch of the globe (surprises me, too!) and I know we are all hurting in much the same ways. I'm here to remind you all that we. can. do. this.
When people learn that I meditate with an app that I actually have to PAY for they ask incredulously, "Is it really worth it to pay that much for an app that teaches you how to sit down and breathe???" Lemme tell ya all about it.
The day that you finally muster up the courage to meditate is the day that a long list of your shortcomings as a human becomes stapled to your forehead. You sit there awkwardly on the cold hardwood in your stretchy pants (because you assume that a hard, uncomfortable surface and unrestrictive pants are gonna get you that much closer to becoming a real mediator) gathering your courage as you resolve to sit - in silence, and without moving - for the next 5 minutes. No text messages. No IG cares to give. No nagging work assignments. Just you and your thoughts.