I’ve published a few posts about my mental health journey on here. I’ve talked about therapy and yoga, but it hit me last week that I haven’t touched too much on meditation. One of the perks of living by myself is that I get a lot of time alone to reflect and be. I’m able to come home, put my phone on ‘do not disturb’ and not be bothered. I don’t do that too often, but there are times when it’s necessary. I know that this might sound weird, but I consider myself an extroverted introvert. I’m the type of person who can never meet a stranger, I light up in rooms, but I also need time alone to recharge. In fact, with all of the traveling I’ve been doing recently, it’s time for a recharging weekend.
I currently don’t have any plans for the Fourth of July weekend and I’m actually looking forward to a weekend of disconnecting. I’m thinking about making some homemade soup in my InstaPot, putting on a Harry Potter marathon and just relaxing, meditating and being. I love guided meditations! It’s nice to sit in silence, but sometimes my mind starts to wander and I need someone to gently nudge me back on track and that’s where guided meditation comes in. There are tons of videos and apps for this (Headspace is a great one), but I found out last week that there are TONS of meditation playlists on Spotify. In fact, there’s a Headspace playlist on there! I saved a few to a folder on my account and plan on downloading them for plane rides in case I need to nap or decompress. But I wanted to share the Headspace one with y’all today. It’s great for beginners, great for anyone really, but really good for beginners. Take a listen below and let me know if meditation is something you’re already doing or if it’s something you want to add to your mental health routine!