making time for me-time

My life is pretty dreamy these days. (I have a national park for a backyard. I get to stay home with my darling daughter while also pursuing my own career goals. My husband is a wonderful partner. I am surrounded each day with love and beauty.)

But as much as I can acknowledge how incredibly lucky I am, I must also admit that sometimes I do not handle full-time parenting of a toddler with grace. I get stressed and irritated and snap at her and at my husband. I don’t want to be a parent who raises her voice at her sweet little boundary-exploring daughter, and I don’t want to be a passive-aggressive partner. I’m working on becoming more mindful, & one way I’m doing so is by integrating time for meditation and breath work in my day.

I have been using the Inscape app for my daily practice. It has guided meditations & breathing tools that I can access anytime I need a break. Inscape has a bunch of different “moments” like Conquering Deadlines, Facing an Audience, & Instant Stress Relief that you can choose to explore. When you open the app, it’ll make a suggestion for you based on time of day- like Energetic Morning, Upbeat Afternoon, or a Tranquil Evening session for example. It also allows the user to choose the length of the practice, which is a really cool feature. I like having the ability  to do quick 3 minute session for cooling down emotions, or to really take some time to dig deep and indulge myself in something longer. I particularly love the 20 minute gratitude session, which helps me to reflect on all the things in my life I am grateful for.

Each time I do my breath work practice, I like to imagine myself sitting here amongst the boulders deep in the desert wilds of Joshua Tree. But really I can give myself a moment of relaxation and calm anywhere using the Inscape app. One of my favorite things about this app is that there’s nothing to watch. Just a pink screen with a pleasing voice. So I can close my eyes, disconnect from the phone and truly relax.

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To celebrate the launch launch of their new iOS App, INSCAPE is hosting a giveaway for you guys!

Enter here:

Inscape: Meditation for Today giveaway

  • Grand Prize – 1 year subscription to the INSCAPE app ($89,99 value)+ a $500 value gift bag of amazing health and wellness products from INSCAPE’s studio.
  • 10 runner ups – 6 month subscription to the INSCAPE app ($12,99 p/m value)
  • All entries – 2 week free subscription to the INSCAPE app

Drawing will take place the first week of January.

*Please note: in order to be eligible to win, all actions must be completed and you must follow @INSCAPE on instagram.

**You can earn additional entries by sharing the giveaway on social media.

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** this post was sponsored by Inscape **

 

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