Meditating with Get Headspace

Do you have trouble clearing your head and being able to meditate? Today we’re talking about an app I found that is transforming my life?

Here’s the transcript for those who prefer to read: Hey everyone, it’s Mindi Rosser from mindizone.com and I’m here with Mikayla today. She’s now five months old so those of you who have followed our study have noticed she has grown a bit. She loves being on the videos though.  Today I’m going to be talking about ‘Get Headspace’ and it’s an app for teaching you how to meditate.

Now I’ve tried several different ways of meditation. When I was pregnant with Mikayla I tried just sitting there for five minutes, setting a time, and just zoning out or focusing on something. It was extremely challenging, difficult and frustrating. What I like about Get Headspace is that they have a free program called Take Ten so you can try out their meditation service before you have to buy.

The Take Ten program gives you an introduction to how they do meditation at Get Headspace. It was so transformative that by day five I bought the service. I bought a full year for I like $71 or something. What I like about Get Headspace is that: 1. I don’t have to think about it. I don’t have to try to clear my mind or be like some zen person. What I like is that I can just let Andy guide me through the meditation. He’s the one who does the voice for Get Headspace. 2. Another thing I like about Get Headspace is that it is a certain amount of time so I don’t have to set a time. I can just start it and know that in 10 minutes or 15 minutes, whichever program I’m doing, I’ll be finished with my meditation. And there’s nothing that I have to do during that time. I don’t have to try to force myself to not think. I can just let the thoughts come and go and not be stressed about it. 3. Another thing I like about the meditation is that I can do it on my laptop or I can do it on the app so no matter where I am I can get in my meditation. 4. Another ‘pro’ to getting Get Headspace is that it’s only $70 for an entire year’s subscription and it gives you a meditation every single day for 365 days. So I cannot wait to see how it transforms my life a year from now.

I’m only in the Take 15 program right now and it is already giving me emotional bandwidth and that’s one of the things I’ve really struggled with my entire life, being emotionally available. And since I’ve starting doing Get Headspace I’ve noticed an increase in my ability to relate to my family. I’m getting really raw and honest with you here but that’s been very tough for me. It’s been really easy for me to go to work and immerse myself in that world but to actually connect as a real person, to my family is challenging for me. I’m an introvert and so it does take a lot of energy to connect on those emotional tough topics. Especially with our 11 year old, she’s in that tween stage. So that’s a bit of a challenge for me and Get Headspace has allowed me to grow in that emotional capacity. That would be my number one takeaway from Get Headspace.

It’s also teaching me how to handle my stress levels. Because I am a freelancer I juggle a lot of clients and a lot of projects, especially this week’s going to be a heavy one. So getting that headspace every morning allows me just to decompress and get my heart rate down and not stress about what’s coming during the day. Those are just a few of the reasons why I love Get Headspace. And no, I’m not an affiliate for their program though I highly recommend it. So if you have a meditation practice that you do I’d love to hear about it. Everybody is different and I know because of my Type A personality that the whole guided meditation thing is the way for me to go. If you’re a little bit more chilled you can probably just sit for five minutes and meditate your heart out. But that’s just not me, maybe that’ll happen eventually who knows. So if you are into meditation I would love to hear your take on how you meditate. How do you get your headspace every day? Do you use an app, do you use guided meditation or do you just sit there and focus. I would love to hear your tips. Now it’s time for you to go rock your week. Get some headspace and try meditation. Let me know how it goes for you. I’m always interested to hear about other people’s journeys.