As a (wo)man thinketh…

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you me…a recovering serial overthinker. Can any of you relate?

I am in my head. A lot. Like 24/7. Let me tell you…that place is a cacophony of thoughts. It’s non-stop. A human thinks 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day. When those thoughts are allowed to run free like a freight train…imagine the disaster that can occur.

Until recently, that’s exactly what was going on in my head. The train whistles were blowing, cars were honking, negative thoughts were rampant. It was all that I knew. People over the years have tried to tell me to think more positively; they’ve tried to tell me to quiet my thoughts. These things sound so good…but honestly, if you don’t give someone the tools to do so, you’re basically making the noise louder.

What changed? Well, a few things. First of all, I discovered meditation. When people had mentioned that to me previously, I would laugh. “That’s not for me!” “I can’t quiet my thoughts!” “Haha…do you know me?!?!”

Well, one day I decided to try it. I downloaded an app and gave it a go. The first few days weren’t great. If I got 30 seconds of clarity, then it was a good session. I’m happy to say that I’m up to 20 minutes, unguided. I’m not saying that to pat myself on the back…but to let you know that if you can related to what I said before, YOU CAN DO IT TOO! 

It’s not too weird to have a rah-rah rally about meditation, is it?

So….do you have experience with meditation? Let me know how it helped you!



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