Today I was going to try some kind of tasty treat but I’ve been stress-eating like crazy because of this ridiculous election season so I figured I’d try something that would actually make me feel better instead of filling me with self-loathing and calories. That’s why I thought I’d try this out today:
According to the Headspace website, their mission is:
At Headspace we believe there is nothing more important than looking after the health of the mind, so we’ve made it our mission to get people everywhere to look after this precious resource by sitting to meditate for a few minutes a day, everyday.
I’m not one for meditating–a part of me kind of associates it with New Age hokum–but I thought I would try it out. I mean, I’m a momma of two kids–I could use some peace and a way to reverse “Mommy Brain“.
The app it pretty user friendly and instructs you to find a quiet place that you can guarantee you’ll be left alone for about 10-20 minutes. I chose to do my 10-minute guided meditation during nap time.
Honestly…I couldn’t really get into it. I found the narrator’s voice a tad annoying and I couldn’t really focus. I found it much easier to just listen to classical music and focus on my breathing for about 5-10 minutes. THAT actually helped!
I’m not discounting Headspace; it may be really helpful for others. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I did think it was interesting, though, that they had meditations for kids!
For parents looking for non-medicinal/traditional ways to help their kiddos be able to focus, I think it might be a useful tool!
Have you ever tried Headspace (or a similar app)? What did you think? Share in the comments below!