- Meditating on and off for 10 years + - Average duration of session 20 mins - Never believed in Apps to support - Felt these were a distraction, the entire point of meditation was to avoid that - Dabbled a little before - check post below
I work at Microsoft on things like Viva Insights which incorporates Headspace. As part of this we were offered a 3 month trial
Headspace in Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams
Not a huge amount of activity but considering my background/experience enough to be able to form an opinion
The courses that take you through focused exercises are solid. Also Eve's dulcet tones are a joy 😳
In the end I do still think that practice benefits most when conducted on own steam
Much more than just courses, e.g. music playlists are a great backdrop
For me it was different and the novelty has renewed my purpose
There is no pushy agenda or overt gamification to annoy you - pace is your own
Meditation is not an answer for everything. It can exacerbate underlying conditions if not treated properly. It can bring attention to problems you are not equipped to handle. It's not a simple cure for everything, like psychological issues caused by harsh life experiences. You should treat those separately. Professional support from a psychiatrist or psychotherapist should be considered.
After someone asked my advice
Find someone you can talk to professionally that can help you uncover and deal with things. It’s something you should gift yourself because it’s an act of self love. Even if you don’t have major issues, it's still good for you. It’s like yoga for the mind and soul. If you would pay for yoga lessons you should pay for therapy.