The plan was to start meditating today. I did it, but it was wimpy. I lounged in bed and extra 15 minutes listening to NPR. (They were talking about Prince William so I had to listen!) Then, I decided I had to shower first to wake me up a bit. I was not sure if I should sit before I decided what to wear or after I had my work clothes on. (I decided to put on some comfy meditation gear.) I found myself really wanting to get to work because the sooner I get in, the sooner I can leave (I am the opposite of a procrastinator. I am all about delayed gratification,) but I had committed to this so I decided I would just try to sit for 5 minutes.
I turned on my cute little Iphone meditation timer that gongs at start of your session and at the end (nothing like a gadget to motivate you to clear your mind.) The five minutes flew by pretty quickly, but my mind did not stop for a minute. What is that noise upstairs? Should I be doing this now, or when I get home later? What will I write about this in my blog? What should I wear to work today? Oh, right, focus on your breathing. Are my breaths deep enough? I am not very comfortable, maybe I should get one of those meditation pillows to make it official.
And so on, and so forth.
That was day 1. Tomorrow, I will try 10 minutes.