While I extol the benefits of journaling, I have wondered about whether meditation was actually doing that much for me. The following is a compelling 10-minute video that makes a strong case for meditation as a habit using various books and scientific research articles. I definitely sense that my distractibility is quite strong and can see how meditation would be useful in improving my ability to return to the present moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw
In addition, there is this brief article about how one of the ‘unusual’ habits of billionaires is to have a daily mindfulness practice and cites Justin Boreta of The Glitch Mob. I’m sold, lmao. I don’t even listen to TGM on the daily, but they seem closer to me in age and culture, so if they’re doing a mindfulness practice, then I feel like I can derive some benefit from it as well. There are also some other interesting, comforting traits about billionaires in the article, so I would invite you to take a look!
A calm mind is a happier one. Do you meditate? What are your experiences with it? I’m currently using Headspace to guide me, and I find that the voiced cues, while they can be a bit too frequent if you use the lower durations, are useful as anchors for me to stay focused on my breath and practice. They also have a ridiculously great price for students, but I hear that other apps like Calm have also been great. I’ve tried it for a spell as part of a college research study, and while it seems to be more expensive than Headspace, they have some really nice meditation guides using concepts like Lovingkindness and wishing yourself and other people wellness, happiness, and peace.