So I invested in one-one sessions in transcendental meditation (TM). I didn't buy into the whole TM lifestyle, I only took what in needed from it. My life started to feel more balanced. I became calmer, more relaxed but at the same time my clarity of thought improved. My husband noticed the difference within 2 months, my son commented 'Mummy, you are nicer and fun when you have done quiet time'.
Over the years, as with any new technique we learn, keeping the momentum started to falter. Then I read about Andy Puddicombe and his App for mindfulness meditation. I thought, why not give it a try? It is one the best decisions I made last year.
My sense of calm and focus has increased. I perform well in pressurised situations. My anaesthetist attached me to monitoring devices, and my heart rate & blood pressure is lower. TM was a calming type of meditation technique, whereas this app has taught me a combination of both insight and calm.
Go get it! Give it a try! Watch this little animation by clicking on the link below:
(I have no conflicts of interest to declare).