30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 4 + The Way Forward

Yay! I made it!

I feel like I climbed a massive mother of a mountain.

I did it. I made it. I meditated for a minimum of 10 minutes every day for 30 days in a row.

Whooopy fucking doo da is what I just typed and I have no idea why. I just did. So in the interests of being transparent and honest I am going to leave it there. It is ridiculous as I should not be taking the piss out of myself about this. This is a really awesome achievement.  I’m not often that great at sticking to things so the fact that I stuck to this, regardless of the experience, is an achievement in itself.

Yet I’m all whoopy fucking doo da. *sigh*

Some people are hard to please eh? Continue reading

30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 3 – The Week that Sucked

bad weekDamn this week sucked.

I don’t know what the hell was going on but almost as soon as I pushed publish on last week’s gushy post things seemed to come undone a little. All of a sudden I was finding it so. hard. to meditate each day. Like walking through waist high mud hard. At the risk of repeating myself, it really sucked. I lost my temper with Monkey one morning when he didn’t deserve it. It was awful. I felt so guilty. He didn’t really understand what was going on either. He was just looking at me all upset with a sad confused look on his face. I felt awful. It was the low point.  Continue reading

30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 2

meditation mindfull

I’m actually starting to feel like my mind is more like the pic to the right! Yay!

I’m feeling pretty awesome about my achievement today. At the time of writing this post I’ve managed to meditate for a minimum of 10 mins per day for the last 14 days. Pretty cool eh? I’m most impressed with myself. What I’m more impressed about is the positive impact I feel it is having on my life, particularly my mood. Parenting is a tough gig as anyone will tell you and as the kids jump up and down on your buttons it can get harder and harder to hold it in and not break the good dinner set or smash your head into the wall. But since meditating I feel my breaking point has shifted.

Do I still get irritated? Of course. Continue reading

30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 1

week 1Well week 1 is in the bag. Woo! I’m feeling pretty good about it.

I’ve done a little write up on the meditation style I’ve used every day over at my 30 day challenge project page so if you’d like the finer details then go check that out ——-> HERE.

Here’s the summarised version for you: Continue reading

30 day meditation challenge

meditation challenge

And so it begins.

I am actually feeling pretty excited about this challenge and the benefits that I feel a daily meditation will bring to my life.

So how’s it going to work? Well there’s a goal so that seems to be a good place to start. Continue reading

Meditation for dummies…or 3 things I didn’t know about meditation

meditation-quotesI think it’s pretty clear that I’m no expert on meditation.  The only person with less experience in meditation than me is the one who hasn’t done it before. However, I did do that course recently and there was some info that I found super useful.  These were things that surprised me and helped me to understand the point and the process of meditation a little better. So much so that I was actually able to meditate for 20 mins straight for the first time ever in my life.

From the comments left on my last post about meditation and from conversations I’ve had with friends since, there seems to be quite an interest out there in understanding a few of the basics so I thought I’d share these with you today.

Here’s the stuff that floated my boat: Continue reading