Saturday, November 18, 2017

Meditation

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My son and I have been trading illnesses for a couple of months, so I’m trying to focus on staying healthy. I know that part of my immunity challenges are due to stress, so I wanted to start writing more and to develop a meditation practice. A quick search lead me to this site on How to Meditate. It is a simple website with clear instructions on beginning a breathing meditation and explained how to manage the rush of thoughts that seem to happen in a clearer way than I’ve seen before. My goal is fifteen minutes a day in the morning, just after my first cup of coffee. I got a bit antsy after just a short while, but this was also Day 1, so I’ll cut myself some slack and give myself a virtual gold star for taking some time to fit this in. Hopefully, I can keep this up for a whole week, even when I have to return to work for a couple days and then travel to see family for the holiday.

I am a recovering perfectionist, so I hope to be gentle with myself about developing this new meditation (and writing) habit. I have a playful attitude about it at the moment, where I feel like I can just try it out without worrying about “doing it right” or giving up if I miss a day or whatever. Time to do more research for my last two papers of the semester.