Growing up, I’ve always had a lot to say. I’ve always wanted to become a blogger and do something with my thoughts rather than just write in a journal. I wanted to put my thoughts to good use. Thankfully, at some point during my teenage years, the internet and technology really came to life. I am blessed today to be able to share my thoughts with millions of people on the internet. And what ROCKS the most about it, I can write about anything or anyone at any time. I have many different “Niche’s” and have very deep thoughts. If you wind up following me, you will start to notice that no two blogs are the same with me. One day I will write about makeup and health food and the next day you will hear about my daughters day at school. I wanted my first blog to be something that could make an impact on just about anyone. Something that most people can relate to. So here goes nothing…
When (Insert Social Media Here) asks you “What’s on your mind?” What comes to mind first? Do you immediately think of the words that would get you the most likes and comments? Do you think of what is going to happen tomorrow? Or, do you think of what has already happened today? I know when someone asks me what’s on my mind, I can never come up with a straight answer. As a single mom who works full-time at a financial institution, I never have “something on my mind.”
What are some things that go through your head throughout the day? And what keeps you up at night? To be completely open and transparent, right now I am thinking about how beautiful my daughter looks when she sleeps and how fully blessed I am to get to watch her fall asleep every night. I’m also thinking about what work will be like tomorrow, is it going to be crazy busy, full of crazy people like today or will it be calm and allow me to get work done? What are we going to eat for lunch tomorrow? When will I have time to get my headlight fixed? Should I take Christina to Adventureland tomorrow after work/school OR for a walk around the lake? When will I be financially comfortable? I really need a vacation. Is it Friday yet? My dogs are so cute, look at the way they sleep and snore. I have not been to the movie theater in FOREVER.
Basically, a ton of random things and a ton of worthy thoughts. When you’re the type of person that is constantly non-stop throughout the day, it’s nice to get into bed and just stare at the ceiling for 5 minutes without hearing one sound. What is even better than that? Nighttime meditation. Over the past few months, I’ve been able to clean my mind at night with some light meditation. This helps refresh me for the next day ahead. Once my daughter falls asleep, I go downstairs and make myself a cup of mint decaf tea and sip away. Since I quit smoking cigarettes and save the alcohol for the weekends, I will vape a little bit to release from my day. After that I go back upstairs and stretch before I get into bed. If I don’t stretch and crack my back, I wake up sore…. #MommyProblems ! LOL ! I’ll set my alarms for the next morning and pull up YouTube or Pandora on my phone. Youtube is better for guided meditation. On my home page for Youtube, a ton of meditation videos and make up tutorials pop up. That’s actually the only thing that pops up! Anyway, if you just type in “Nighttime Meditation” or “Guided Meditation,” a TON of videos will pop up. When I recommend meditation to friends or family (at night) I recommend doing it for the first time on a night that you don’t have to be up early the next day. You can either put your headphones in and relax or stream from your TV or Smart Home Device. I stream through my Amazon Echo this way my daughter can listen while she sleeps. Within the first 15-20 minutes, I find myself drifting away. After falling asleep meditating, most days I wake up refreshed and ready to take one the day. And, by the time I clock out for work the next day, I’m ready for some more mint tea and meditation.
What are your thoughts on meditations? Does anyone have a favorite meditation channel? Are you spiritual in a sense of taking meditation to the next level? I’d love to hear from as many people possible on their experiences with meditation.