Does anybody else feel like spring is always the craziest time of the year? This spring feels particularly busy to me! The end of the school year is fast approaching, so I'm busy at work with all of the teacher-y things. I also just started my final semester in grad school, which means it's thesis time! So between end-of-year teacher tasks and preparing my thesis proposal for review, my mind has been going crazy. Oh! Also I started this blog that I'm trying to devote a little bit of my time too. See, my mind is going so crazy that I can't even remember the blog that I'm writing a post for!
With all of this craziness, I've been feeling like I need something to quiet my thoughts for a little bit of time each day and just be. Cue meditation! I have always thought about incorporating more meditation in my life. I've even tried it a few times! But I have never been able to stick with it. Life always seems to take over. However, this time, it's different. This time, I want to meditate to improve my mental health, not just because it's a fad that seems beneficial. I want to meditate to appreciate calm in my upbeat world. I want to meditate to stop and just be.
Now while I'm really motivated to stick with meditating this time around, I'm writing this blog to hold myself accountable (because let's face it - sometimes being motivated isn't enough). I am going to blog about my progress on my meditation journey to discover more about myself and hopefully encourage some of my readers to try meditating too. To begin my journey, I am using the app Meditation Studio. After browsing through a few different apps, I liked this one the best because there are many different collections for different types of meditations, as well as courses to follow to get started. It's also free! So far I have completed four sessions of the Meditation Essentials course, and while they seem to be started really basic, I like that the intention of this course is to gradually build up your meditation stamina. I'm hoping to meditate once a day, so check in later as I continue to blog about my meditation journey to find out how I am doing!