I started using the app. Headspace to begin a meditation ritual. The offer a free 10 minutes for 10 days program that I had heard about on Tim Ferriss' podcast. He continually discussed that a majority of the people he interviewed participated in some kind of regular meditation practice. I thought I would give it a try.
Interesting fact so far is that although I am only on day 2 of the 10 day program, I find my self experiencing a couple of things. First, during the practice and right after I find myself extremely nervous and anxious. This is completely opposite of what I expected. After doing a bit of research it seems like this, although is not common does occur. It is most likely the fact that I am becoming more mindful or aware of my feelings and some inner anxiety. Interesting. Most resources suggest that the anxiety will subside after I deepen my awareness and acceptance of it. I actually become more relaxed and calm after about 10 to 15 minutes after finishing.
I'm starting a meditation practice in the hopes of slowing down. My over-analyzing brain needs a break. I'll update you on my progress after my 10 days us up.