I Meditated Every Day for 3 Months. Here’s What Happened
Every morning I got up and listened to a Meditation podcast. Meditation for me wasn’t as pretty as some people make it look. I looked angry while I meditated and I would fall asleep from time to time, but for me I made the conscious decision to be present.
I stumbled on Mediation at a pretty early age. When I was in college I took a meditation class as a one credit unit. Every time I entered Mr. A’s class, he would go around and talk about the presence of being in the hear and now. I thought most of it was a load of crap, so I would fall asleep.
Every class, I fell asleep. Sometimes I would sing “Easy Lover,” by Phil Collins. Yes, that random song, soothed me off to dream land.
As a type A, ENTJ female, my natural inclination is to effectively get task done, and for me meditation seemed like a less efficient way of doing. In my mind meditation was not a serious way to be in the world.
The sad truth is in college I suffered from depression, and frequent anxiety attacks but no one knew because I as always trying to get ish done. #TypeA
Fast forward to now. I just finished my three month long meditation routine and what an empowering experience it has been. In all honesty, I’ve had some of the most traumatic experiences happen in the past 3 months, including losing two amazing people in my life.
Meditation helped my grieving process.
Everyday I got up and meditated even if that meant falling asleep while the podcast was going on.
Mediation is the act of taking scared time out for yourself. Even if you honor two minutes of your time that is helping you become the best version of yourself.
In a time where we need to look inward in order to make long lasting change, taking time for yourself will provide you opportunities and rewards.
So if you’re feeling burnt out or something FEELS off, ask yourself:
Am I being present or am I looking my endless to do list?
If you’re looking at the to-do list, it’s time to take two minutes and meditate.
Because there is no such thing as being efficient enough, if you’re not taking care of yourself.