As the title suggests, I have been meditating using the app Headspace for 122 days and it’s been a very interesting journey. I have completed 6 packs – Basics, Basics 2, Basics 3, Managing Anxiety, Pain Management and Appreciation – plus some individual meditations in between.
Sometimes it can be difficult to be motivated to meditate, but I keep sticking with it as my hypnotherapist has told me multiple times how beneficial it can be. The most annoying thing I find while meditating is I often get distracted. My mind is always thinking and it knows when I’m trying to distract or stop it. Despite this still happening, meditation has reduced its resistance to stop thinking so much. It’s amazing!
Meditation has helped my pain a lot. Although it hasn’t reduced the intensity of the pain, my mindset has changed considerably. I no longer try not to resist the pain. I know that will make it so much worse. Letting the pain just be there is so much easier. This was very difficult at the beginning – it still is sometimes – but it was definitely worth fighting through that to be slightly more comfortable.
The benefits outweigh the costs completely. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth trying meditation. I can’t believe I’ve already been using Headspace for 122 days!