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Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the tasks you have for the day, the weeks ahead or even the months?

Nowadays, the everyday life is a challenge for every one of us. New tasks, more tasks, job, social media, hobbies, TV, chores and so on, can put a huge pressure on us. The problem is that it’s so easy to accept all these tasks that we often forget that most of the times it’s up to us to say no. We accept more than we actually have time to complete, and the feeling of not having time to do all that we want to do is a huge stress factor in our lives.

We need to take a moment to reflect on what’s going on, to quiet the voices in our heads that seem to come from everywhere, to see what’s most important for us right now.

That’s where meditation comes in.

Meditation is actually a way of obtaining clarity on what’s most important for you right now. It’s emptying your head from the noise and letting the calm come in. It’s breathing in, breathing out, oxygenating your brain and your blood, lowering your pulse and creating a wonderful feeling in the body.

I recognize the symptoms from what I’m experiencing in my own life. Most of the times, the pressure comes from myself and I know that one way of managing the negative stress is through meditation.

That’s way I think this goal is so important.

I’ve been analyzing the reasons of not achieving this goal quite a lot, trying different kinds of reminders at the same time trying to make this goal a habit in order to fix it. I’ve tried apps that remind me of this goal and that was one of the strategies that have worked best so far.

But I’ve still discovered one more way to be consistent with this goal that together with my app reminders have helped me a lot.

It’s my Fitbit.

I’ve recently got one and I’m more than happy with it. I’ve got the Charge 2 model which helps me track my sleep quality, heart rate and has guided breathing sessions which I use as a way of making the meditation sessions easier. I’ve also moved my meditation time trying different configurations. Right now, the best time for me to meditate is right before I go to sleep. I’m using my Fitbit as a tool for my meditation where I can choose between 2min and 5 min of guided breathing. Usually I go for 5 minutes.

I would love to hear your thoughts on meditation.

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