I Meditated Everyday for a Month. Here’s What Happened.
- By : Oliver Santos
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Here’s the thing I have no doubt that Meditation could do good things here. It does wonders for other people. I just expect not much I generally don’t have much problem with anxiety. I’m a pretty cool customer right Hang on it’s too bright Okay, ten minutes is up and I have some thoughts first I had to turn the camera off midway through because I was constantly thinking About the camera and then I was constantly thinking about what I was going to say once I was done because this is for a video my eyes at first were like very active like I could feel like Twitching or it was hard to like hold him closed at first and then I just kind of wanted to go to sleep So, but I do feel more relaxed Mmmmm-hmm. See you tomorrow meditation. So I uploaded my day one experience to second channel and Everyone recommended apps to use I’m gonna try headspace not a sponsor. I’m just gonna try it ten minute session here Sitting up was fantastic. It was nice to have a little guide Although at one point if I myself annoyed and I was hearing someone talk when I wanted to concentrate again Feel like napping I think I just I perpetually don’t have enough sleep and that’s part of the problem feel good feel calm Although it wasn’t to not calm before This is nice I just meditated for twenty minutes this time no app or anything realized I was a little stressed I was thinking about the tasks I have to do today. I don’t know. Maybe I need to get Right down my tasks for the day so that I don’t think about them. Maybe maybe that helps because I never do that I also kept fall asleep. It was a lot harder to sit there for 20 minutes than I thought It would be right at the end was worried that maybe my timer wasn’t working So I opened my eyes and I checked the timer and there were 13 seconds left But I feel better now and now I’d like to thank this video sponsor blinka. 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We quit the internet and I went vegan those are all basically quitting things and That meant you know more productivity. This is different. This is taking time out of my day to do nothing. I didn’t know this about myself until right now and until today I Think I have an addiction to Worrying about productivity I’m not always productive, but when I’m at I feel bad I feel guilty knowing that I have to sit there and do nothing Makes me feel even more guilty that I’m not working on something. I Need Meditation has helped me realize that I have this guilt that I do Need to have I need to be more comfortable and more forgiving with myself for Doing nothing. Did they actually went upside? Any tiny itch I just was worried. It was a bug So at first I was just like Oh that Ibaka’s out of bug is out of bug But that went away it felt much less anxiety than I did yesterday The wind and the birds and all the sound was really nice. It was really easy to to zone out I guess this time I tried to picture myself somewhere I tried to picture myself on a hill With wind and trees around at one point an airplane went by in real life and I pictured seeing that off on the horizon and then a leaf hit me on the head and it scared the crap out of me and Knocked me out of that, but then I continued just letting my mind wander I started thinking about a video I was working on and I thought that was fine I just kind of stopped worrying about what I should do and just kind of let my mind go and then at one point I Was like, okay. This is feeling along. So I said, you know what? I’m just gonna stop now Why do I have to force myself? I’m forcing myself. It’s not working so I stopped and there were 53 seconds left and Then when I opened my eyes and looked around That things were blurry at first like I was waking up coming out of hypnosis or something It was just a really good experience overall, and I think I got a few Insights into the video I’m working on it was just nice to sit and contemplate it rather than reading and writing all the time Okay meditated. What are we on day? Day Ten twenty minutes is much longer than I thought. I thought it would be easier to Just sit and do nothing It really isn’t when I sat down I was kind of anxious and then it it kind of Went away and I got calm and then I just almost fell asleep a few times around fifteen minutes or so I was like, okay, let’s Get a move on it’s harder than I thought to sit and do nothing. One thing that I’m doing is I’m Focusing on the top of my head and then moving my way down my body to like each ear eyes nose mouth and trying to go through the whole thing in that process is when I start to Stop thinking about anything else. Sometimes I start to fall asleep and have to wake up Sometimes it’s nice. Sometimes it’s like I should be go. I’d go do some work But that’s life Sorry I don’t want to in that way That’s life. I actually made it to 20 minutes and I was slightly disappointed that it was over and I feel better feel more much more relaxed now I Clearly needed that just woke up from a nap. I had a revelation today. Sorry for the shoulder nudity happening right now Every time I meditate I feel like I want to go to sleep why don’t I just Do it right before sleep. So today before a nap. I Meditated for about 15 minutes and then I’m like, yep time to sleep. I laid down and I just napped the most beautiful nail For like an hour and a half. It’s Saturday I felt like I could take a break today and you know indulge so now I’m gonna start trying to meditate before bed if I focus on each body part it really Shuts out all the things going on in my brain that I don’t even realize are going on in my brain I think it just brings the things that are most important right to the surface, which usually these days is Hey, you’re tired. Dude. Go to bed. I get tired I’m just sitting there focusing and I get tired. I haven’t been using a nap very much as soon as I start scanning that body Sleepy I must have a really boring body. I am starting to notice that I feel more calm. It’s not so worried We’re moving in two days. I’m not worried about it. I probably should be worried about that I’ve gotten into a routine that I I like that I think works. I don’t know. That’s what you’re supposed to do I know if there is a supposed to do because I feel better every time I do it not timing It makes it a whole lot better less stressful. I don’t feel like I’m forced to do it. Like I did at the beginning I Like it. I like it a lot. I let’s say it’s about day 300. I don’t know what data is Probably not that still meditating because it feels good and is good Averaging about 10 to 20 minutes though. But today I’m going to go into a Sensory deprivation tank for an hour you float on this water and it’s like salt water and so you don’t even feel it It’s like you’re floating on nothing. My wife did it. She says it feels amazing. So I’m gonna try it I’m a little worried because it’s an hour. I’m used to like meditating 10 to 20 minutes. So Let’s try it And I can control the music and the light in there, I’m gonna go completely silent no light it so Here we go. That went by so fast first 15 minutes or so I was I had a little anxiety about my breathing because it was humid in here and it felt like I Was kind of short of breath after a little while that kind of went away and then I started this Settle in and then I had to go to the bathroom. So I got up went to the bathroom Back in and then I had to settle in again. I thought I had like a half hour left at least and then it was over and it was also just like Zoomed out I did the body scan that I do Occasionally, I noticed a tension down here like in my spine. I Was like kind of forcing my head back when I didn’t and I didn’t realize it So then I kind of let it do what it wanted and then I felt a tension I also noticed my foot. I kept like tensing up my ankle I wonder how often I do that without even knowing and then the light turned on and it scared me Okay, I’m gonna shower now. I’m answering the camera off for that as I drove away. I Developed a theory as to why my ankle kept tensing up Driving Uh-huh makes sense. I’m a typical American I Drive everywhere and now it’s day 302. I don’t know after the float tank I had a beautiful night sleep. I Woke up briefly the middle night. I always wake in the middle night, but I fell right back to sleep I don’t know if it was related or not, but it was good. This is gonna be the last day for the video I’m gonna keep meditating though, because I Really really like it and I found what works for me It helped me learn or at least reinforce the idea that I don’t get enough sleep It helped me reduce anxiety realize that I had more stress and anxiety than I thought I had I generally don’t have much problem with anxiety I’m a pretty cool customer and I started using a task app so I can write down my to do’s So I’m not going through them in my mind all the time. I’m just gonna keep meditating the way that works for me No timing it sitting up taking in my surroundings focusing on my breathing doing a body scan and then Just sitting there as long as I feel necessary, it really works for me. So I’m not saying you have to do it Do what everyone? Thank you for watching. Here’s a playlist of other self improvement type challenges. I’ve done YouTube thinks you’ll like this video I do a secret week daily vlog for patrons over there on patreon It’s not that secret cuz I’m telling you right now what you know, it’s kind of secret subscribe deep breath focus on your surroundings