As soon as I was semi-over the infection, I went to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open, then straight to Portland and now getting ready for San Francisco. Oh - and school starts next week. So do I truly feel like I got a vacation prior to school starting? Not really. [Sigh]
Anyway, on top of graduate school, travel, health & fitness improvements, I've also been wanting to be more centered. I've been so scattered, especially this past year and feel I've spread myself too thin. I'm everywhere at the same time and my mind runs 100mph without ever stopping. I'm horrible with my phone too; I might as well glue it to my hand. I definitely have #FOMO (fear of missing out) and I have this constant need to stay connected.
So, in attempts to becoming more centered and independent from the interweb, I searched for something that can assist me in this venture. Ironically I found out about this app from my favorite YouTuber but anyway, she suggested Simply Being.
The past few days, I've turned my phone to Airplane Mode for 1 hour in the morning. I spend the first 5 minutes of the hour with this app by meditating. I've always thought of meditation as a hippie activity (my college had meditation classes for credit...wtf) but it has already made a huge difference. My mind becomes calm and I feel more connected to my body. After 5 minutes, I feel refreshed and ready to start my day. The next 55 minutes, I spend making coffee, eating breakfast and mentally preparing for the day - all without my phone.
Trust me, it makes a huge difference. It's the best $1.99 you'll spend for an app. Try it!