Apparently it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a habit, or so I keep reading. So I've decided to commit to trying 31 days straight meditation. Why 31 days? Well, on the 31st day I will fly back to Ireland to visit my family and I like the idea of floating home as a super enlightened being. Either that or I'll settle for not losing my shit at the smallest things. I've been meditating off and on for years but have never been able to stick to it consistently.
I'm now ten days in and I'm finding myself looking forward to each days meditation. I think that's in part due to this app that I've been using, 10% happier. I love love love Dan Harris' podcast and the guided meditations...if you don't know it, check it out. Each day they focus on a new topic and do a great job of really keep you engaged and just being super relatable.
So what's changed, if anything? So far I have noticed myself becoming more conscious of the thoughts that pass through my mind every second, the self criticisms, judgements etc. I'm definitely more aware of them but not sure if I'm doing it less but apparently noticing is the first step :)