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PodcastHow to Jump Start Your Morning Routine, with Kessonga

How to Jump Start Your Morning Routine, with Kessonga

Kessonga and Robin answer questions about learning to be more emotionally independent, setting up mourning routines, and how to be a little less self-reflective.

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(mouse clicks) (bright chime) Headspace Studios. Hi everybody, it's Robin and I am soon to be joined by Kessonga. And we are gonna answer some fantastic questions today about learning how to be more emotionally independent, setting up morning routines, and maybe how to be a little less self-reflective. Now that is an interesting one. So let's dive in. Have you ever wished you had a wise meditation teacher on speed dial? Someone you can call after a long day. Someone you could lean on for their advice. Someone to listen and help you to see things differently. Welcome to Dear Headspace, a podcast where I sit with a meditation teacher and we answer your questions. Hi Kessonga. It is so good to see your face, even if it is virtual. I know. Greetings Robin. I always look forward to the next time we're able to be in person but for right now, in this moment, present moment awareness, this is what we got. And I am grateful. How are you doing? I'm good. I'm good. But I wanna ask you, you heard the topics for today. I think they're pretty darn good questions. Are there any right out of the gate that are peaking your interest? No. All very relatable. I love the morning routines. I'm very curious about that one because that's something that I recently have been dealing with on a personal level. So I'm very curious. I'm very curious where that's going to lead us. Okay. Well, I'm also curious about how to be less self-reflective. And I can't wait. Alright, let's not keep folks waiting any longer. Let's go to our first question from Cassie. Alright. Good day, Headspace. This is Cassie from Australia. And my question is, how can I be a bit less self-reflective? I take a bit of pride in being self-aware, self-reflective. I enjoy the process of observing thoughts and emotions, but I think that this can get a little bit micromanage-y I think for me, where being constantly or relentlessly perhaps, or concerned with reflecting on the thoughts so much can make it a bit harder to just be, perhaps. So yeah, any tips on how to just self-reflect, but also chill? Self-reflect and chill. Please. Thank you so much for your time. (Robin and Kessonga laugh) That's it right there. That's such a good question. And like the pause before, "And just chill." Like, can I get off my own back? No, seriously, seriously, Cassie, thank you for this question. Actually, this question kind of hits home also, because I can so relate to this. I think I've mentioned in the past that I tend to be a very nostalgic person where I really enjoy taking the time to just self-reflect and think about things that have transpired, think about lessons that have been learned, experiences that have been experienced. And so I guess the first tip, if you will, Cassie, is to not be hard on yourself and then not...


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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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