Like most women my age, we are struggling with finding balance in life. More importantly, I struggle with finding time and focus to recharge on a daily basis. One day I came home to a Muse meditation device, ok that is not the technical term but thats how I see it. It is actually a Muse brain sensing headband. It looks a little futuristic when you are wearing it, but throwbacks are in right now so its likely ahead of the fashion curve.
I was a little skeptical about the effectiveness of the Muse, but I have been blown away about how cool the device is. It’s true, although technology can disconnect me from the world sometimes…sometimes it can also bring you some much needed quiet time for your mind. You are probably wondering how it works…here goes:
Muse works as your personal meditation assistant. Muse will sense whether your mind is calm or active and help guide you towards a more calm mind. Put the Muse meditation headband on, then put on your earbuds, start the app, and close your eyes. You will find your mind calming down to the sounds of a beach or rainforest. While you meditate, Muse measures whether your mind is calm or active, and translates that data into weathers sounds. When you’re calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather sounds. When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state. After each session, review your data, set goals, and build a deeply rewarding meditation practice that gets better every time.
While I still struggle with staying with the peaceful weather sounds, I love that the Muse rewards you. It makes you oddly competitive with yourself to have a clear and calm mind. I know I am a work in progress, but the Muse truly helps me want to make time daily to meditate. I think I used to feel like I had to block out 25 minutes a day to meditate and the truth is, you do not. I am currently at 5 minutes a day and already I see a huge difference. When time permits, I will add another 5 minutes into my day. Any time you take to clear your mind from a very fast paced world, is always a good thing.