09 Jun The Accepting Nature of Meditation with Marion Alband!
Marion was so excited to share her story with us and we were equally excited to see how much her life has improved because of meditating. From being socially anxious to putting on a brave face, her outlook to life is truly going to help anybody who is suffering from Anxiety.
Furthermore, she has an awesome tip for those who want to make meditation a real habit( see number 4)
- When was it that you realized that you need to take up meditation? And,at what age did you realize it?
I suffer from mild to moderate social anxiety and this has been going on since my teens. On my journey of recovery I came across several books and blog posts that talked about overcoming anxiety with mindfulness and meditation. That caught my attention and the more I read about it the more I came to the conclusion that meditation could be beneficial for me. Ever since then, meditation was something I wanted to try. I think I was in my late twenties when I first started meditating. But since I’m using the Aware app, meditation has became a real habit.
- How has meditation helped you in becoming a better person?
Because of my social anxiety, I’m often very tense and anxious and my thoughts are occupied with past or future events. Meditation helps me to calm down and be accepting of myself. I’m learning to be less judgmental of myself and others and to stay more in the present moment.
- What made you stick to Aware?
I really like the guided meditation that the Aware app provides. I’m also very excited about the meditation programs that focus on different themes like anxiety and stress. I’m still at the foundation course but I plan to try them all. Furthermore I like the link to the Aware blog inside the app. I love to read about how various people integrate mindfulness in there lives.
4.What has been your life-hack to make meditation a habit?
The guided meditation courses is essential for me. I couldn’t do it on my own. I try to meditate regularly and always at the same time first thing in the morning. I even schedule my meditation session so I can hold myself accountable. This consistency really helps me stick to this new habit.