7 Days of Meditation Using Wellness Coach
Can meditation improve your life? I tested out the wellness app Wellness Coach which helps you build healthy habits in meditation and fitness.
Meditation is something that appeals to me- having a sense of calm and peace in my everyday life would improve my wellbeing. To me, there seem to be no downsides. The only issue is finding time to start and forming a habit. Over the years I have continued to come back to meditation and eventually break the habit even though I found it useful.
As anyone who has tried meditating in the past will know it is not easy for beginners. This is why I decided to try the app Wellness Coach to see if it could help me.
The app is filled with plenty of individual guided meditations along with affirmations and even fitness plans to choose from. I decided to go with the 7-day beginners plan for meditation to kick start what will hopefully be a new habit. There is a choice of guided meditations each focusing on a specific topic such as stress relief, focus, and sleep.
Day 1 — Am I Zen yet?
On the first day, I downloaded the app. It was the first one I found when searching for meditation — I have previously used Headspace and Calm and used their free services so decided to try something new. This one had good reviews and ironically not much thought went into my choice which is ironic as meditation is aimed at reducing thoughts especially negative ones. Maybe this is a good sign?
I began day 1 of the 7-day beginners course after finishing work at 4.30 pm. Arguably it might be better to meditate first thing in the morning but rather than wait another day to start my practice I just jumped right in.
The first meditation was 10 minutes long and at the start, I had the overwhelming feeling that this was such a long time. I didn’t think I would be able to sit still and focus for that long.
Thankfully the time flew by and went quicker than I thought it would. I felt calmer with each minute that passed and finished feeling calmer than I usually do after a day’s work.