Today I used "Pomodoro technique" which is working for 25 minutes, then taking a 5 minute break, then working another 25, break for 5, and after three of those 25 minute periods, taking a long break. Each time I take a five minute break I have to get up and move out of my seat. Sometimes all I do is go get a glass of water, other times I stretch, but because it's on my computer i get an automatic reminder to TAKE A BREAK and so I do it. To me it's the moving about that's making a real difference and not just to my body, but also my brain! I'm a bit fresher and can concentrate a bit more.
Been meditating pretty regularly the last couple of days because my hands have been pretty sore. Only for a minute or two, but each time it helps me and I can get some distance from how uncomfortable my hands feel. Especially good when I'm trying to get off to sleep. Hope yours is better soon SCIpain!
I've had a bit of a flare up the past two days and with work it was all I could do to get through that and then crash. So no meditating lately.
This is one of my biggest challenges, especially with high needs kids as a single parent with full custody.
But I've come to realize it's really important. I have to keep trying people out and if it's not a fit, move on. I don't know. I sort of trust my gut but try to give it some time. The issue is just finding anyone who can understand what you are going through in the first place. It took me YEARS to find people I'm comfortable understand my issues and actually help me. There's only so much money so they people have to be the right ones.
I managed about 5 minutes today while sitting outside. Then my mind started wondering as I heard the birds and felt the sun and I thought "this is kind of nice." and I opened my eyes to look around and forgot all about meditating. My pain wasn't too bad at least so i enjoyed it. I'm not sure what to do when my mind just wants to go elsewhere or say this is boring.
I can actually feel when I am not being active enough--things seem worse and I feel like my muscles seize up. It's hard to get myself to do it, but I know I always feel better if I just move! I see my Dad who lives with pain have more and more difficulty getting out of his seat or out of the car. I am going to ask him to go for short walks with me a few times a week. I hope he'll say yes!
How cool., I've decided to try meditation too. I decided to do 10 minutes every day after my morning cuppa, so it doesn't matter where I am I can still do it.
This is pretty cool! I'm going to try using meditation at least once a day. I don't know if it will help or not but I want to try. I think I can stick to it for at least once a day, but I'd like to get to the point where I can use it whenever my pain flares up throughout the day.
Thanks for creating this help.