When I talk to people about how I feel and how I manage my life occasionally people - usually people who really don't know me that well - tell me that I seem like I can handle stress and that I have my head screwed on. I don't really feel that way at all. Well I suppose with all I've been through there are some elements of my life where I am like steel, but some things feel very out of control. Although I know that almost everyone feels the same and that it's ok to feel that way, I just want to feel better about myself and push myself further. Ever since I was diagnosed with Crohn's in April 2014 I've been trying to find ways to be less stressed.
One of the ladies on the Crohn's forum mentioned this app. Headspace. I've been doing it for a while now and I really like it. You can sign up for a free trial and it does 10 days of basic mediation principles but paying the money is well worth it.
I've probably not put in as much effort as I should have. I do my meditation at night time instead of in the morning because I'm really not a morning person. I think this hinders my meditation exercises as I don't always remember to do the tasks set for me in the day. I've recently come across and signed up to Our little green dot's morning person course which I'll try my best to do and report back on. Hopefully it will help make my meditation better.
But I just wanted to give a bit of praise to the Headspace app team. The app is as beautiful as the meditation. It's super easy to use, and that makes me want to use it more. If you're au fait with these sport tracking apps but don't really bother using them maybe it's because you're like me, they just feel too cluttered (ok, fine, I'm lazy too!). I'm not sporty enough to need all these settings, I just need some kind of tracker to keep me on course as easily as possible. This is exactly what the headspace app does. It keeps me on course, keeps my head free of clutter and has taught me to let things go a little more.
I seriously recommend it.