I’m coming up on 40 consecutive days of meditating. I’ve meditated as part of yoga classes before, but this is the first time I’ve consistently done it for anxiety and dealing with the day to day of life. It’s been pretty great and this week I turned a huge corner; I’m able to sit longer and feel even more relaxed after my time. This summer has been full of ups and downs—that’s the way looking for work and trying to figure out next life steps tends to be, unfortunately. I’ve had moments of extreme anxiety with knots in my stomach for a few days at a time, meditation has been the most reliable way for me to let go of that anxiety and find moments of peace.

For those wondering, I did use an app in the beginning for some guidance, but now I sit and do "simple" meditation, just trying as much as possible to be in the moment without a specific technique.