Another Friday, another frog to boil. Just kidding, people.
If this is your first time visiting Boiling Frog Friday and you are appalled at such a title, I urge you to check out Boiling Frog Friday #1 here. It will prove to you that I’m not boiling frogs on Friday but instead sharing with you what tips, tools, and methods you could use to better your life each day. Over the last year, I’ve gone on a mission to better myself, and have procured quite the list of books, concepts, and people that have helped shaped my growth. Each Friday I’ll be back to hit you with another gem from my experience.
Today’s edition of Boiling Frog Fridays is dedicated to…Headspace.
I’ve written about meditation a few times, and this is where it all began. When my interest in meditation and it’s practice began, I was just randomly choosing guided meditations I found on YouTube, hoping to feel more enlightened. What I realized quickly is that I needed something that was a bit more consistent; a practice that I could depend on every day without having to search for it.
Headspace is an app that you can download on any phone or electronic device that has a plethora of guided meditations at your fingertips. They offer a 10-pack of 10-minute meditations for free, then you can pay for access to more if you see fit. For about 3-4 months, I was consistently using the free 10-pack and still found it to be useful. I waited to start throwing money at it because I wanted to see if it made a difference before doing so. Oh, and I’m cheap. There’s that, too.
Then about a month ago, Headspace released a promotion that I couldn’t refuse: 3 months of full access to their meditation library for 99 cents. I’m not that cheap, so I decided to go for it. The extra packages that cater to creativity, mindfulness, health, and relationships are incredible. The free 10-pack made a big impact in my meditation practice, but diving in a bit deeper with this larger library has created massive value in my life.
Headspace is a great fit for anyone that is looking to begin the practice of meditation but doesn’t really know where to start. The guided meditations are easy to follow, and Andy, the guy who walks you through each exercise, has a voice that could lull an insomniac to sleep. I challenge you to find a more soothing voice.
Try the free 10-pack at the very least. It’s free, and it’s only 10 minutes a day. Meditation has provided me with a greater sense of calm in my daily life and awareness of the world around me. I think we could all use a little bit more of both in our lives.
Until next time,
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