Technology May Be the Reason You’ve Lost That Creative Spark
Whether you’re a writer, an artist, or simply trying to figure out a creative solution to a difficult problem, there’s one thing standing in your way. One thing that would have never been a problem 15 years ago! Just one little thing that’s blocking your way to thinking more creatively. What is it? Technology, of course.
Like we’ve discussed before, boredom has its benefits. But with technology around, we’re never truly bored or alone!
Learn to Unwind Your Anxiety With 10 Minutes Per Day
We all struggle with anxiety once in awhile, but for some it can feel worse and more difficult to control. At times, it can feel nearly debilitating. Some turn to meditation, others visit psychiatrists despite their fears of the stigma it holds. But there’s another way to help you control your anxietyâ€¦ no medication, no stigma, and you can do it from your phone! What is it?
Winter Feast: A Time to Reconnect
A Feast For Your Soul & Spirit.
Winter Feast is a 40 day Worldwide Spiritual Practice Period everyone is invited to join.
It’s for people of all faiths who take part in committing 40 minutes of spiritual practice each day for forty days. The intention behind Winter feast is to create peace in each individual’s life and to extend to others as well.
Participants are also invited to practice daily acts of kindness. Although it may seem like only a small group of people setting out to do this, the impact of such an act can be much greater.
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. â€Šâ€”â€ŠMargaret Mead
Winter Feast is from the morning of January 15th until February 23rd. As most of the Northern Hemisphere is deep in winter during this time, it’s a perfect way to begin the New Year to reconnect with spirit and bring our awareness to a new level.
What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness. â€Šâ€”â€ŠRumi
I’ll be taking part in Winter Feast and I encourage you to do so as well! Here are ways you can participate: http://feastforthesoul.org/feast-2018/
Winter Feastâ€Šâ€”â€ŠJan 15 to Feb 23
We can do it when we work together!
December Mindfulness, Meditation, and Technology Roundup
Interesting Reads & Studies
- Mindfulness Is Not Always Positive
- Mindfulness Reduces Anxiety Among Medical Students
- Mindfulness app measurably reduces stress levels in
- The right meditation can literally reshape your brain
- Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress
- 10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Ease Anxiety
Using Technology to Bring Mindfulness into Your Day
Typically, when we think about mindfulness, we think about avoiding technologyâ€”putting away our smartphones, taking a break from TV or computers. But really, technology and mindfulness aren’t so different. How? They’re both tools to help us solve problems and achieve certain objectivesâ€¦ one is just focused on external problems while the other focuses on the internal.
How to Take Care of Yourself, Even During The Busiest Days
In our busy lives, we’re always going, we’re always doing, and we’re always helping others. So where does this leave time for taking care of ourselves? For most of us, self-care falls on the back burner. We’re burning ourselves out by always helping others, which actually isn’t helping anyoneâ€”especially yourself.
The Best Apps to Help You Live in the Moment
Today, people use their phones for a variety of different tasks and we’re using them all throughout the day! In fact, many people spend 5+ hours per day using their smartphones. And while technology can help us in countless ways, it’s not always the best thing for us. I mean, take a look at Generation Z, the generation that has grown up with technology, and you’ll see the changes it brings about in us as individuals!
As even more studies on how technology impacts us come out, researchers are urging us to start limiting our screen time.
November Mindfulness, Meditation, and Technology Roundup
- How do we use, not abuse, technology?
- Scientists Discover How Meditation Changes the Brain
- How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America
- Meditation May Help Against Heart Disease, Says American Heart Association
- How to Be Mindful in an Argument
- I Meditation Twice a Day for 90 Days. Here’s What Happened.
Put Down Your Smartphone and Allow Yourself to Space Out
We’ve seen hilarious videos and stories of the problems smartphone distraction can causeâ€”I mean, hilarious for us, rather embarrassing for them. Things like running into (and falling into) a water fountain in the middle of a city, or walking straight into a construction zone, both while staring at the phone screen. How are we so enthralled by our phones? How do we allow them to distract us so much? And what else are we missing out on if we’re missing these blatantly obvious obstacles in front of us?