That was on monday. I fail.
So tonight I really tried meditating. I went for the Elizabeth Gilbert via Eat Pray Love version of meditation. Her friend, the wise old Ketut, told Liz that to practice Balinese meditation she should sit and just smile. (Eh, I read that book four years ago, I'm totally basing this off the movie.) I have always remembered reading in Malcom Gladwell's Blink that smiling actually makes you feel happier. It has something to do with the muscles used and chemicals and such. Read about it in better words here! This is why I tried smiling meditation!
I sat on my huge beanbag, crossed my legs and smilied.
It was hard to stop myself from thinking about all the things I felt like I needed to get done.
...vacuum all the strings from sewing on the carpet
..... deadbolt the front door.
....... pick up the fifteen magazines laying on the floor. Etc.
Overall it was relaxing and I did enjoy it! After 30 minutes I was in a really good mood, and I've had a fabulous evening since!
I hope session 2 goes as well!