Here’s that personal story I promised you…with the punch line being about how well meditation worked for me. Keep in mind I almost exclusively use guided meditations whether I apply meditation to a short-term goal like addressing an issue promptly before I let it fester inside me for a month or tackle a long-term goal such as maintaining patience with my kids and having the clarity to pursue the goals that best suit my definition of personal success.
I’ll back things up a bit…THE STORY
I’ve always been interested in health and wellness. To feel whole and wholly good is a wonderful experience, but can be challenging to practice and commit to. Believe me, I understand.
I think most people downplay their health and well-being, and do what I did: Underestimate the toll stress, anxiety, and busyness was taking on my health and well-being.
I’ve always been one to help others at the expense of helping myself. Even 10 years ago I had never heard the term self-care.
I thought I had it covered by eating right and exercising. As I would find out the hard way, I was not as invincible as Wonder Woman.