My Early Experience with Meditation and Mindfulness
Almost 2 years ago I experienced a serious case of burnout. On the worst days I could barely get out of bed and one of my greatest passions; developing software, felt like a chore.
In recovery of this miserable mental state I was in search of ways to prevent relapse in the future. Meditation was one of the best things that came out of that quest which I still practice today.
I started very simple. Every day around 8PM I would sit at least 20 minutes being aware of my breath, with my eyes closed. If my mind would wander I would try to bring it back to my breath. The first week was great and I felt really relaxed.