Recently I’ve been getting into meditation.
If you asked me, even a year ago, to try meditating, I’d have given you a big ol’ eyeroll and heavy sigh. “Meditation? BO-RING!!!” But some time around September 2015, along with a great many other people’s uptick in interest of various things metaphysical, I decided to give it a shot.
Well, compared to past attempts at it, I was a little better at sitting still, but my mind was still a bit of a racecourse for speeding gerbils. Not very relaxing, though I tried. I really wanted in on the various global meditations for world peace that were going on – we sure could use a bit more of that stuff, am-I-right-or-am-I-right?
Then another mama online mentioned that an MP3 album on Amazon – “Indigo Dreams: Rainforest Relaxation” (right now it’s free to listen to for Prime members) was great for helping her kids relax and get to sleep! Wild horses couldn’t have stopped me from test-driving that one! 😀 Being a good mama, of course I tried it out on myself and decided to see how it went for relaxing me during a try at meditation.
Wow, yeah! It was certainly relaxing! In fact, it was SO relaxing, I was able to have myself a little mama nap! 😀 (I love those!)
So I started having little meditation sessions with the kids – Z was bored and wandered off, but H took to it like a duck to water. I noticed that she seemed to have better control of her temper afterwards too!
So have I tried it on them at bedtime? Not yet, actually. I can’t let them have the kindle (tablet) in their room at night, they’d just start playing Minecraft, lol! And it’s a bit of a bother to transfer it from the computer to their MP3 player, but I guess I gotta get of my butt and get that done, huh? I’ll update after I’ve done that and seen how well it zonks out the kids. 😀