Drop In. Turn on. Meditate Out. – Skimbot Enhances Mental Escape

Meditating for just 5 to 10 minutes each day is a practical way to practice coping with stress and anxiety, boost your health, improve your mood, and feel more connected to those around you. In this blog, Skimbot recommends that you take your meditations to the pool for the ultimate mental escape.

Preparing to medidate by the pool

If you are new to meditation, prepare for a relaxing session by downloading one of the many apps available for guided meditation. Second, white noise has been found to reduce anxiety and boost concentration. Before meditating by the pool, turn Skimbot on and place her in the water to let the soft, white noise of her paddling the surface block out other sounds and thoughts. “White noise can materially help shift your environment to deliver control,” says licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., author of Hack your Anxiety.



Headspace, a resource for tools to look after your mind, recommends that you meditate in the morning so that you’re refreshed, awake, and on track for a mindful day, and so that this activity doesn’t get bumped during your hectic day. They also advise that you practice in the same location every day to develop a consistent routine. Any place that you can be still and undisturbed – we like meditating by the pool. Finally, there are four meditation positions that work most optimally. Select the position that is best for you.

Tips for meditation, according to Headspace

  1. 1) Breathe naturally. Meditation does involve focusing on the breath and using it as an anchor for the mind but try not to think about the breath or alter it in any way. Simply allow things to unfold naturally, noticing the rising and falling sensation it creates in the body.
  3. 2) Get comfortable with discomfort. People who are new to meditation — and even people who have been doing it for years — often experience negative emotions like anxiety, restlessness, and irritation while practicing. Rather than trying to resist these emotions, give them your full attention and allow them to come and go. Over time the mind learns to recognize these emotions but gets used to not getting caught up in negative patterns of thought — a skill that can be enormously beneficial not only during meditation but also in daily life.
  5. 3) Take mindfulness with you. Before you finish meditating and go about your day, form a clear idea of what you are going to do next — maybe you’ll shower, or make breakfast, or drive the kids to school. Whatever the activity, try to carry the mindfulness you cultivated during your meditation with you into the next task and throughout the rest of your day.

Let Skimbot paddle the surface all day to create a clean pool environment that is swim ready the next time you want to take a dip. Swimming is also an active mindfulness practice – but that’s another Skimbot blog. 

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