In this week’s episode of From Idea to Done Erick and Josh try their first remote podcast recording to discuss meditation, or what Erick likes to call “Jedi training.” They both share resources they utilize to get into that relaxed zone.
J/E: Hey Everyone, I’m Josh and I’m Erick
J: And today’s episode is our first remote recorded episode. I’m not in the studio today in an attempt to bring on a series of marketing experts from across the US in future episodes.
E: This week’s idea is Jedi Training. That is my nerd phrase I made up for Meditation. We’ll do an app review of a meditation app that I got as well to help with meditation called Insight Timer. In the last year or so, I have started meditating. Josh can you give us a little background on meditation with you?
J: I started meditating about a year ago as part of a morning routine, i’m a little bit out of it now and need to get back into the swing of it. Call it my February resolution.
E: Again, I’ve gotten into meditating the last couple of years. I downloaded it after being recommended to from our friend Peter Schott.
J: Peter is a delightfully quirky human being. [other thoughts here]
E: Professionally anything I can do that copies Peter, probably is going to be a good long term thing for me to do. So I downloaded the app he suggested.
J: What are your thoughts on the App
E: I think it’s good so far. It has a lot of introductory meditations that I didn’t overly need. It does have a giant library of meditations to search through. I am looking forward to digging around, using all the filters, and having more great specific meditations for what is going on in my life. My free trial ended after a week, and I was pinged for $60 on my bank account. We’re all in now. Payment means I am committed. By this time next year, I will know for sure if this is worth $60. Josh what do you use for your meditations?
J: I’ve used Headspace in the past and currently using Calm. I like them, but sometimes it’s tough to know what session/class to go through. I feel like I need a meditation coach to make those decisions for me. Erick What are your overall review of Insight Timer?
E: It’s pretty much like anything. Exercise, eating right, time management, all are important, and should be done regularly. How you get there doesn’t overly matter, apps can make everything accessible and easier. If you are looking to get into meditation, I would suggest digging around on youtube for free first, or talking to some people you know before jumping in headfirst and paying. There are plenty of free guided meditations on Youtube that I watched before this.
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