Five ways to change your brain
Five Ways to Change Your Brain
1. Redecorate a room in your home — move things around so you interact with the space in a slightly different way.
2. If you’re left-brained, or rigidly organized, experiment with allowing for some comfortable disarray
3. If you’re right-brained, try adopting some organizational systems for your home or office that will help you access information you need that you can never find.
4. Ask yourself what a friend would choose the next time you go shopping or redecorate.
5. Stop spending time on things you don’t need to do. A balanced life is really imbalanced. Spend more time doing what you love.
adapted from Body + Soul, Text by Terri Trespicio
gentle wake up clocks with chimes
Testing yourself is one of the best ways to get a feel for balance — which is why a great way to experience balance in your life is to change the way you do some normal, everyday things. Of course, changing everything at once is sure to throw you off, but try one thing at a time.
Although meditation can be done in almost any context, practitioners usually employ a quiet, tranquil space, a meditation cushion or bench, and some kind of timing device to time the meditation session. Ideally, the more these accoutrements can be integrated the better. Thus, it is conducive to a satisfying meditation practice to have a timer or clock that is tranquil and beautiful. Using a kitchen timer or beeper watch is less than ideal.
And it was with these considerations in mind that we designed our digital Zen Alarm Clock and practice timer. This unique “Zen Clock” features a long-resonating acoustic chime that brings the meditation session to a gradual close, preserving the environment of stillness while also acting as an effective time signal.
The Zen Alarm Clock Store - Boulder, Colorado