Meditating on Meditation - Mind-Body Wellness Day
The irony isn't lost on me as I write this post in the wee hours of the morning after another nearly sleepless night. I'm far from the embodiment of mind-body wellness, but how many of us are?
When it comes to putting the pieces of the holistic puzzle together, there are a lot of moving parts.
From finding the workout that works for you, to getting enough water and balancing our productivity with adequate rest, there's always something in need of our focus. And with the chaos of life and the ever-growing lists of moving parts, it can become difficult to bring things into focus, and the forest can be missed for the trees and vice versa when we aren't focused.
As an over-thinker, meditation can be a difficult task. Taking time to quiet the mind and focus on anything besides the nagging of life's concerns can be exhausting in its own way. And the generic yoga-centric market of guided meditations doesn't fit our style.
However, things changed last year when I stumbled across a new tool while enjoying a podcast during a spring yard clean-up.
Abide is a Christian meditation app.
It has a range of options from 2-15 minute topical meditation sessions to bedtime stories intended and music intended to help with help drift off to sleep. And it has proven highly effective when allowed to work.
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Abide has allowed me to embrace a meaningful level of meditation I couldn't previously reach.
Its convenient bite-sized meditations have been great to help to re-focus when problems seem to come at a rapid-fire pace. And the longer, in-depth meditations and bedtime stories offer rejuvenating rest times with deeper insights into each new day's challenges.
Because the core of Mind-Body Wellness day is about learning and embracing what's needed in the day-to-day and moment-to-moment to live a better life in the long run.