How being distracted during meditation can be a good thing

how to deal with distractions while meditating

So, you notice yourself getting distracted during meditation. Your mind is wandering to the argument you had with your partner last night or veers off towards thinking about what’s for lunch. You catch yourself in thought and feel frustrated. You want to give up on this meditation thingy all together. I get it. I’ve been there. I have been meditating for about 9 years and still have never gone more than 10 minutes without my mind wandering off.

But, rather than giving up on yourself and deleting your Headspace App, give yourself a high-five! Yep, that’s right. Congratulate yourself!

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I truly believe the body has the potential to heal the body. After my yin yoga training this past winter, I have developed a deep love for yin yoga, the Chinese meridian system, and the impact of our chi, or energy, in the body. I could go on and on, but for the sake of this post, I’ll keep it simple.

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Why setting intentions, rather than resolutions, will make you happier

Happy new year! It’s that time of the year where we resolve to make changes, to improve, to achieve our goals and so much more. Resolutions are a great way to reflect and begin the year with a goal-setting mindset. However, resolutions can also make us feel defeated and even somewhat sad. Often, they are a reminder of our expired resolutions from the year prior. The ones that may not have come to fruition, bringing on a sense of falling short. Setting lofty new year’s goals can trigger a nagging voice of doubt, an unsettling fear of failure. Ugh. Now, that’s not the way to start the new year!

Here’s why setting intentions, rather than resolutions, will make you happier.

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