Sunday. The day of rest. Or, if you have a 1 year old, the day of not rest.
The day proved challenging to find the 30 minutes to myself. I had to actually wait until my son took his 3pm nap. Even then, as silly as it sounds, I had to remember the challenge. I plopped on the couch at 3pm, exhausted and sooo ready to just zone out with the TV. But, as I picked up the remote, my mind said, "Oh right.. I'm supposed to take 30 minutes to do self care."
But what? I decided to download a quick app to my phone, headed outside into the sunshine, grabbed my hammock from the garage, and got to "work!"
I am so glad I did the meditation outside. At first, I thought I wouldn't be able to focus. But, eventually, I was even able to block out the dog's moving around and my husband's chainsaw. I fell into the meditation, and eventually right to sleep!
I ended up napping for about 20 minutes beyond the meditation. I woke up not quite sure where I was, or how long I had been passed out, but I felt refreshed!
Meditation is one of those things you sure can do anywhere. Guided helps keeps your mind on track and clear of all the other "noise" in your head. I enjoy both, but glad I choose the app to help get me into the right head space.