I redid the binaural beats today, with headphones, and it was totally different. The beat is very relaxing. I guess I'd say it's also entertaining. My thoughts didn't wander too much, and it was easy to come back to the beat.
Also, it's getting easier to sit cross-legged. I guess I rarely sit like that; I had some stiffness at the beginning of the week. But it's gone now.
Eric meditated before I got home today, which gives me hope that he'll continue to meditate, which makes it more likely that I'll continue. I want to; it's just a matter of making it a priority. 30 extra minutes can be awfully tough to find some days.
But after a week of meditation, I feel much more relaxed and energetic. If I could trade a half hour of sleep for a half hour of meditation and feel the same, and I hear some people do, I'm in.
I want to give a shout out to Stormy and Rose for sharing their meditation experiences with me! It's great to hear other's stories and learn from their advice.
And my advice to you in your challenges: Take all the advice you can get. You might not think it's useful, but it will give you something to draw on when you run into problems.
On to next week - I'm going to do the SNAP food challenge, in which I attempt to eat on $4.50 a day. I'm going to plan a couple meals and do my shopping at Aldi, a discount store with really low prices, after I look at the ad for this week.
I'm tossing around the idea of trying the SNAP challenge at different grocery stores on different weeks, just to compare the buying power of my money at different places. If nothing else, I would have logged a few very inexpensive food weeks.
Week Nine: Mental Health - Meditation