This Q&A originally appeared on the Lift App blog.
Why did you start meditating? What was your goal?
I started to meditate because I desperately wanted to spend less time in the past and the future and more time in the present. Additionally, I tend to be a very anxious person so I was looking for a daily practice that ground me and calm my mind. When I initially started, my goal was to practice least once a day and record how I felt after each session. I found it very easy to incorporate it into my daily routine.
What is your meditation routine?
The style of meditation that I learned is called Vedic. The idea is to practice twice a day for about twenty minutes. I’ve adopted that schedule and have found it super easy to incorporate into my busy life. I’ve made this a priority so each day I block out enough time to make sure I get in my fix. In the morning, I’ll roll out of bed, drink a glass of water and immediately start my practice. No email. No TV. Just water and mediation. It’s the first thing I do every day. In the afternoon when I’m about to hit a wall and I usually reach for sugar and caffeine, I’ll lock myself in a conference room or my office for a quick session. Before I started to meditate I’d usually take fifteen to twenty minutes in the afternoon for coffee so finding a bit of extra time wasn’t an issue.Read More