At the moment I've only seen a visible difference in my ability to meditate, but I do also feel a lot calmer when I do, and I can tap into that sense of calm easier. Weirdly enough I think it's also helped my back and posture a lot, because my spine used to ache all the time when I'd start meditating, but now it hardly ever does, or at least not to the extent it used to.
I picked a specific time during the day when I know I’m free (which for me is the evening) I use an app with meditation and mindfulness playlists which allows me to set a reminder for daily meditation. This works for me and I now have a set routine.
I started with headspace, which also has a tracking function. Everyday I would follow the basic training program just to get that tick-marker. 2 years later, Ive had streaks as long as 40 days, and sometimes breaks for just as long. There is a massive difference in how I feel and approach the world when O have been keeping up meditation compared to when I havent. Not only that, but the techniques Ive learned helpes calm me down when I feel overwhelmed. Sometimes I also feel the need to meditate, if its been a while or Im having a rough day. Feeling the need to do something that started as something difficult and a chore makes me feel very acomplished.
It was a matter of faith in the beginning. But now I practice 10 minutes everyday for a month. I am more in control of my impulses but I am still working on my emotions and bad thoughts. Meditation helps this process a lot.
I use headspace, so I get multiple reminders daily, not just from Fabulous. I also have paid for it, so there's more motivation there as I've invested in meditating, and seeing my streak also encourages me to keep going.
Yes. I did notice a shift in myself actually. The trick is to relax an hour early and get all of your big jobs done before. Like how I always do my homework as soon as I come home from school so I have the restof the night to relax.