15. Meditation


Andicuri Beach, Aruba – Girls Trip 2016

Did you know there’s a website called: How to Meditate? This is going to be easier than I thought 🙂

They explain that “With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused.” which is exactly why I wanted to include this in my list.

If you’ve met me, and even if you haven’t I’m sure you can tell by this list, you know that I am busy. Scratch that, I’m busier than busy, I’m insane. Ask my husband, my mind never stops, ever. Even when I’m asleep, I’m thinking, planning, plotting my next day, month, meal, event, etc. With my newfound decrease in efficiency (thanks ALS) it often takes me much longer and more effort to accomplish the tasks I once could do with my eyes closed. It’s frustrating, exhausting, and a daily obstacle. Don’t get me wrong, I have good days where I “forget” that I have ALS. Those days are fun, welcomed anytime, and the main reason 1. Medications was added to the list, because if I don’t have ALS I don’t have to take all those stupid pills, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Life reiterates this reality by starting my Monday off with an always fun, audience involving faceplant in front of the elevator on my way into work. le sigh

I mentioned in another post that a big part of the inspiration behind this list is to be more intentional in my daily efforts. By learning to meditate I am intentionally slowing down my mind, body, and spirit and channeling those energies into becoming more at peace in all areas of my life. I’m looking forward to the Zen that awaits me after the hums. Now, getting back up may be a challenge, but we’ll figure that as we go…

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