While Headspace particularly focuses in meditation they suggest it is one of the best ways to decrease stress and I would have to agree. I do not use that app but it reminded me that my Peloton subscription involves meditation. Now this was not a new revelation as I mentioned it in my February Fitness Recap post I had tried their meditation before but only the sleep content (it is great).
However, for the past week I have been trying out different kinds of content – empathy meditation, peace meditation, and – but my favorite is gratitude meditation. While exercise helps over the past few days, this is making a difference, albeit small I am not one to sit still for too long but 5 minutes or 10 minutes? that I can do! And in case any of you are going to look into these classes or want to learn more I love this article from the Peloton blog on How Sleep Meditation Helps You Sleep. And from the past few months Mark and I really love Anna Greenberg for our sleep meditation – her voice is just so soothing!
I was going to wait until the end of the month to share my meditation but while we still have a few weeks left of April I thought it might be useful for to share. For anyone else who wants to take a deep dive into Stress Awareness Month – I would suggest meditation or one of the other proven stress relieving techniques like deep breathing, muscle relaxing, or counseling.
Did you know it was stress awareness month?