How To Start Meditating
I truly believe everyone on this earth should meditate. I have had ups and downs, I've fallen off the meditation wagon (and stopped for months) but I always come back to it and when I do, its life changing. I'm currently on the wagon and I am determined to not fall off again. I used to be an anxious person, I used to overreact to little things and freak out constantly. I don't anymore (I mean, I'm not perfect, it happens still sometimes). But mostly, I don't react, instead I respond. I suffer from Cyclothymic Disorder, which is essentially a very mild form of bipolar and it's hard to put into words how it has helped me overcome both my mania and my depression. I don't even think that I'm working the meditation enough and I still feel its benefits. My biggest pet peeve is when people say, I can't do it. Ohhh how that erks me. Everyone can do it, its hard work, it takes time but as long as your sitting, focusing on your breath and when your mind wanders you acknowledge it and bring it back to focusing on your breath you're meditating. Below I've listed a few things that really helped me get into meditation and have guided me on my journey.
10% Happier: https://goo.gl/RvA6Me
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: https://goo.gl/uTUHiH