It started again – my anxiety attacks. I knew what (read: who) was the reason, but… I had to deal with my sweaty palms before I deal with anyone else.
This has happened in the past too – this kind of heartbreak, this kind of anxiety, this kind of helplessness.
So, this time I gave up.
I gave up on being helpless.
Because I knew if I don’t change, nothing else will change. I can’t be expecting different results when I am putting in the same kind of effort.
Like any other time, I decided to brainwash myself with peace and calmness.
I started reading up books and blogs about “how to become peaceful”.
And one thing that was the most common in all the blogs and books I read – it was meditation.
I bought the paid version of the “Insight Timer” app and decided I’ll meditate for 30 straight days, without any break.
So, I Meditated Daily For 30 Days – Here Are The 4 Lessons I Learnt –
Anyone who’s telling you otherwise is just fooling you.
Meditation is tough, and it demands a lot of effort.
Also not to forget, anything that is worth having, never comes easy.
You need consistency.
When I don’t meditate for a week, I need to start it over. Like anything else, you need to be consistent with meditation. That’s why I made this commitment of meditating daily for straight 30 days.
It’s better if we put this in our routine, and make it a habit.
You need patience.
The first day I meditated, while going through an anxiety attack, I cried. With tears rolling down my cheeks, I couldn’t meditate. But then I did anyway.
A lot of people cry when they meditate, initially.
And that’s why it requires a lot of patience. And practice too.
You need practice.
There was a time when I was meditating for one-hour straight on a daily basis. But then for some reason, I quit meditating, and when I resumed it after a few weeks – the maximum I could meditate in one sitting was only for a few minutes.
You need practice. I know this because when I started meditating, doing it for 1 minute was tough. But then I practiced doing it more and more. And I could do it for an hour.
[Related Read: 5 ways you can meditate despite your busy schedule ]
The result of all this?
And it was probably the best change in me so far.
I slowed down. I became calm. Things were looking clearer to me.
And I became peaceful.
All this – just because I meditated for continuous 30 days without a break.
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