All in Self Care

AAPTIV FITNESS APP REVIEW

When it comes to fitness and finding a regular routine, I’ve pretty much tried it all. From personal trainers to Class Pass to gym memberships to apps. The only thing that’s really been a constant for me is knowing that I tend to be better at holding myself accountable when there’s someone else either real or app setting the workout for me. That way I don’t have to think about what exercise to do next and given my busy schedule it’s one less thing I don’t have to plan myself.

SELF CARE SERIES: HOW TO START MEDITATING DAILY

When you hear the word meditation - what comes to mind? Do you imagine someone (or yourself) sitting cross legged on the floor with a clear, completely blank mind?

That’s what I thought at first too. And it was an image I found intimidating.

While meditation had fascinated me for some time, it was only within the last two years that I really started to dive in and properly try it. In the spring of 2017, I took my first mediation class for beginners at Kadampa Meditation Center in Chelsea.

It was during my first class that I learned meditation was the opposite of what I’d always imagined - having a clear, completely blank mind. Rather meditation was about having a singular focus on either an object, idea or action. Focusing on the breath is one of the most common forms of meditation.