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Day 1

Suggested reading from Bliss More:

Introduction: It's Time (13 mins)
How to Use this Book (5 mins)


Today's lesson

When it comes to meditation, there are too many misconceptions to count. To start this challenge, we're going to look at what meditation is and isn't, and start laying the foundation for a new level of understanding over these next 21 days.


What meditation is NOT

Meditation is NOT practice that requires you to:

  • be uncomfortable
  • battle your thoughts
  • sit like a monk
  • become a vegetarian
  • spend hours in silence

What meditation IS

Meditation IS a practice that:

  • should feel easy
  • anyone can do
  • enhances performance
  • can be done anywhere
  • will save you time

Today's Challenge:

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Do a 10-minute silent meditation

We're not going to get into a lot of detail right now.  I just want you to sit with your eyes closed for 10-minutes. This should ideally be a silent meditation, meaning you are NOT going to use guidance, apps, or music. Here are your instructions:

  • Find a comfortable seat (no lying down)
  • Set a soft alarm for 10 minutes
  • Close your eyes
  • Rest your awareness on your breathing
  • Stay relaxed
  • Practice being judgement-free with your thoughts
  • When the alarm goes off, you're done

Assessment

This meditation is important to do because it will serve as your reference point, so you can see how far you've come by the end of the 21-days. Notice if the meditation felt difficult or easy? Notice if the time went by quickly or slowly? Notice if your mind felt busy or settled? 


Accountability Exercise

Take a post-meditation selfie (or another image representing your first meditation) and post it on your social media, with a caption announcing your goal of making it to the end of the 21-days. Ask your friends to hold you accountable, and make sure to tag #blissmore and #blissmorechallenge so we can hold each other accountable as well.

Sample accountability post

I just started my 21-day Bliss More meditation challenge with @lightwatkins. This is me, immediately after my first meditation on day one in my living room. Can't wait to see how I progress over the next three weeks! #blissmore #blissmorechallenge

I just started my 21-day Bliss More meditation challenge with @lightwatkins. This is me, immediately after my first meditation on day one in my living room. Can't wait to see how I progress over the next three weeks! #blissmore #blissmorechallenge


Wanna get a head start on Day 2's reading?

Chapter 1: Get Comfortable (3 mins)
Chapter 1: It's Not About the Ommmm (5 mins)

Take me to the lesson for Day 2


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