When was the last time that you went without your smartphone for a whole day? Well I suppose it has been a while – Same for me…We constantly receive new notifications, feel the urge to share our latest status and are also available for calls & emails 24/7. For me this abundance of information sometimes feels overwhelming, especially if I need to get things done for work or Uni.
Meet my solution: Headspace
An app with guided meditation lessons for all experience levels that can help you to improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.
What? You might say: Meditation is the answer? I am not into this esoteric stuff…I was a little skeptic in the beginning as well, but experienced that they are taking a very scientific & rational approach towards Meditation, which I found quite refreshing.
How was headspace created?
The person who came up with the concept for headspace is called Andy Puddicombe. He spent multiple years as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India and intensively studied the practice of meditation. Once he was back in the US, he took his learnings and put them in a format that would allow many other people to benefit from this technique.
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How does it work?
How could a routine look like?
I am now 80 days into my headspace journey and I am starting to see the first benefits. I feel more energetic and can focus a lot easier on my work, especially if I have to get back to a task after I did something on my phone. I do my daily session right after I get up before breakfast. This has proven for me to be the best time, as you can easily take out 15 minutes in the morning before things get very busy.