30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Days 8 & 9

It’s amazing what nipping negative thoughts in the bud can do. I have a tendency to ruminate over negative thoughts – why the negative thoughts exist, are they justified, how I can stop thinking them – and now, any time a negative thought pops into my head, I ask myself: Can I do anything about… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Days 8 & 9

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 7

For whatever reason, meditation has been really helping me clear my mind and get a better perspective on things. For a while, I’ve been struggling with a “victim mindset” – that I’d be happier at work if the culture were more diverse (feeling a bit lonely as the only female engineer on a ~20 person… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 7

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 6

I’m still sleeping a little haphazardly, but I do have to say that focusing on relaxing during stressful times has already been improving my life! Some changes I’ve noticed: I’m a lot happier with my current job. Before, I was really anxious about it – I was stressed about not “learning fast enough” and questioning… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 6

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 5

Maybe I spoke too soon! I’m back to sleepless nights – had a pretty sad sleep last night of only 3 hours. I didn’t fall asleep until 2:30am – and since I had to travel for work, got up at 5:30am. Most of that 3 hours was light sleep too. 😦 I’m sure things would’ve… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 5

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 4

It’s only day 4, and I feel like my insomnia is getting better already – I didn’t have the longest sleep last night, but my Fitbit says I spent 16% of the night in deep sleep – the highest amount I’ve seen in a long time! Normally, it averages around 10% to 12%, which is… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 4

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 3

One piece of advice that has stuck in my mind for the past few days is the idea of not dwelling on my stress, insomnia, and general anxiety. I have a tendency to say, wake up from unrefreshing sleep, take a look at my Fitbit, and then question “Why do I still feel like crap?… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 3

30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 2

I’m feeling much better today! I decided to try 3 things from my list yesterday: adult coloring books, journaling, and the spoonk acupressure mat. I decided to color when I was stressing out about work. My boss messaged me that we “needed to talk” about a project I’m working on, which freaked me out because… Continue reading 30 Days of Meditation Challenge: Day 2