Too Busy for Daily Meditation? Do This.

You’re busy. You go from meeting to meeting, then to your workout, then out with friends. It’s hard to carve out time to meditate. We all know mindfulness has proven benefits, but how do we go about fitting it into our normal everyday hectic lifestyles? Below are four tools you can use to squeeze meditation into even the busiest of schedules. They’re ordered by the amount of time they take, from shortest to longest, and they’ll all help you boost productivity, establish calm, and live your best self.  file-1

 

Spire Green Dots

Inside the Spire app we’ve launched the Green Dots Breathing Exercise. It is a really powerful tool to help control emotions. By tracking your breath depth and frequency, in less than 30 seconds it can significantly reduce your tension and help you be more present. This is the perfect exercise for people with very little time to dedicate to meditation, but who still need a quick change of mood or focus. Take your phone out and follow the exercise as often as you feel like you need a quick boost. If you don’t already have a Spire, pick one up today to integrate this powerful exercise into your routine.

 

Spire Boosts

Also inside the Spire app is our mindfulness boosts. Spire BoostsEach of these boosts are guided meditations focusing on a particular need, like reducing tension or increasing focus. These boosts range from just short of a minute to around five minutes. They take a bit longer than the Green Dots Breathing Exercise, but can be particularly effective at transforming your mood and focus. Give them a try when you can retreat to a quiet space for a few moments during your day.

 

 

Headspace

If you have more time and want to be more consistent with your meditation the Headspace app is an excellent tool. The app helps you build consistency by giving you rewards for moving along with your mindfulness practice. Pairing Headspace and Spire can help you track the impact of your meditation on your day to day life. Download the app to get started today.

 

Schedule It

While mindfulness is hard to integrate in a busy schedule, one of the best tricks for actually getting something into your day is to block off time for it on your calendar. This is especially important for people that share their calendars with coworkers. Add a “meeting” to your calendar that makes it clear you aren’t available, and then go sneak off to an empty conference room or phone booth and complete your Spire boost or Headspace meditation. Either Way, carving out time for your mindfulness is the single best way to change the discussion from if you’ll do it, to when you’ll do it.

 

Interesting in incorporating more meditation in your day? Spire uses proven science to help boost productivity and reduce tension. Learn more about Spire.

Share Spire, Help People & Earn Cash

People around the world are using Spire to reconnect with their body, be more productive, and sleep better at night.

“Spire is a sleek, beautiful tracker that monitors your breathing patterns and activity to give you a snapshot of how you’re feeling.” -BuzzFeed

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What It’s Really Like to be a Spire User

Want to know what using Spire is *really* like?

Here at Spire we love what we do, and hear all the time how we’re changing people’s lives for the better, helping them become calmer, more present and aware of their breath. Below are some stories from users about how Spire has helped them, and how they are using the tool in their everyday lives. Read more ›

What I Learned From My First Week With Spire

When our users first try out Spire, there is usually a range of emotional feedback. Below is what a new user learned after her first week with Spire.

I started using Spire about a week ago. It’s been great, but I’m almost embarrassed to admit what I’ve learned so far. My first day of using it was a Thursday, and not a day I thought was particularly stressful. I put the Spire on in the morning, clipped into onto my pants and noticed that I started out the day mostly focused, and calm. But then I was surprised that pretty much the minute I opened my computer, my Spire let me know I was tense. I didn’t feel particularly tense, going through my regular routine of emails, but once I started to pay attention I did notice a tightness in my chest. Read more ›

Finding the Right Spire Fit

The Spire Stone has been carefully designed to be worn comfortably on any body shape. Try wearing Spire in different places to see what’s most comfortable for you.

  1. On your waist
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Put Spire on your pants near your first belt loop. The stone should be facing your body, but does not need to have skin contact. How does that feel?

  1. Move it along your waistband

If your Spire feels too bulky around your first belt loop, try placing the device on different points along your waist.

If it’s too close to your hip bone, move it towards the center. If it’s uncomfortable when worn near the center, push it to the side, towards your hip bone.

  1. (For women) On your bra
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If you prefer to wear Spire on your bra, you can wear it in the center or on the side of your bra, under your arm.

 

How Spire Tracks Activity

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How You Feel During a Tense Streak

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