Since I have been pretty busy recently, I have not had as much time to write new blog posts. While I am still constantly finding new things I love to recommend, I wanted to share some of my previous favorite recommendations. Over the course of this blog, I have now written over a year’s worth of posts (368 and counting), so you may have missed some of these along the way!
I have a daily habit of meditation, and my app of choice is Headspace. The two apps that I considered when deciding to meditate were Calm and Headspace. While Calm is probably the more well known app, I thought that in terms of meditation practices they were both sufficient. Ultimately, I have Headspace’s subscription because it has a student discount of only $10 per year, compared to Calm’s price of $60 per year.
I do not know which app I would choose if they were the same price, but for me, the student discount was the differentiator. Personally, I enjoy Headspace, and I try to meditate once every night before I go to sleep. I have always had difficulties falling asleep, and I still do even after using Headspace. However, meditating with Headspace at least allows me to calm my brain and body down before trying to sleep. It is also just a good daily ritual to have to try and center yourself once the day is over.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, there is a session on Headspace called Deep Breathing, and it is only 2-3 minutes depending on which option you choose. This is my personal favorite meditation option on Headspace, as it is quick but very effective!
Since I mainly use Headspace to get ready for bed, I only use it before I go to sleep, but I know there are many people who prefer to meditate in the morning. I am sure that both practices are helpful, and it is more personal preference than anything else.
There are also many different meditation apps for people of all skill levels, so you can do your own exploring if you want. The most important thing is not the app, but the ritual of daily meditation.
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!