hello there, friend,
this week, i've been meditating. this is totally new to me. i'm using an app that guides me through a ten minute session. i sit in the house, quiet and still, noticing my breath, the sounds around me, my body and the way i feel, the thoughts that go in and out of my mind.
i've noticed a ripple effect... i feel a sense of calm as i begin my day and far less urgency and mental clutter. throughout the day, i notice my thoughts come and go. it's been a bit easier for me to focus on one thing at a time, whether it's housework or work at school.
i keep asking myself, 'what is essential... in the next few minutes? in the next hour? by the end of the day?" instead of feeling bad about myself at the end of the day, i feel good about the things i chose to do.