I used to hate when people would push meditation on me. It reminded me of Dwight K. Schrute peddling his beets. The whole concept of it sounded awful (sit and do nothing? I’ve got shit to do!), and I definitely couldn’t imagine a situation in which it could ever actually help me, let alone be the best use of my time.
But then a doctor whose opinion I respect said it could help with anxiety. He recommended twice daily, for at least 10 minutes each time. UGH!!! I was horrified, to say the least. But because I believed him, and because none of my other methods for coping with anxiety were working at the time, I tried it.
That was two years ago, and today meditation is a solid part of the way I take care of myself every day. It’s as normal and important to me as eating, hugging my dog or laughing with my husband at stupid internet videos. And it’s a great complement to getting all my crappy thoughts out of my head and onto paper because it essentially gets me out of my head and into my body—even if just for a few minutes.
Which is fantastic. Because it can get pretty crazy in my head
And even if I sit down to meditate and instead spend the whole time mentally going over my to-do list, it’s all good. It’s all part of the practice.
All of that said, meditation isn’t for everyone, and I definitely ain’t here to push it on you Schrute-style. But for those of you who are into meditating, or want to give it a try, I am SO EXCITED to share with you five meditations I recently created. I know I’m biased, but they really are AMAZING.
5 Free Guided Meditations That Will Make You Feel Like a Badass
These meditations were created specifically with you in mind. Because if you’re someone who’s questioning motherhood and trying to make a decision you love, then I’m willing to bet you’re quite familiar with
- feeling pressured
- feeling confused
- feeling like crap
- being hard on yourself
- and trying to make other people happy.
Fun stuff, said no one ever.
That’s why I made these meditations with those exact situations in mind. I firmly believe that if you take a few moments today (or every day!) to give one a listen, you’ll feel
- more empowered
- more confident
- and more BADASS—way more often!
(Who doesn’t want that?)
They’re super short (about 3-5 minutes long) and easy to listen to via SoundCloud. So even if you’re not that into meditating, giving it a try won’t be too painful. 😉