Wellness

Our Favorite Ways to Drift

When our days are jam-packed with meetings, appointments, and socializing, it can be easy to lose focus on what matters to us and become stressed. Practicing mindfulness can help bring the important pieces of our lives back into focus, from meditation to mindful movements. While you may not have time for an hour-long meditation class or a walk through nature, you likely have time in your day for a 2-5 minute drift session. 

what is drift?

drift is our new passive wellness device that can help when you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or looking for a way to slow down and be more present. You can choose from hundreds of patterns and colors, and control the speed that the metal ball rolls through the sand. 

drift x self-care questions

While it’s common to believe that having thoughts while meditating can defeat the purpose of mindfulness, this isn’t necessarily a possible feat when beginning meditation. Since you can’t really turn your mind off, or stop thinking, rather than getting discouraged that you’re not getting the hang of meditating quick enough, go into your practice with prepped questions to think about. 

As the ball rolls through the sand, check in with yourself by asking yourself a question that you can meditate on throughout the length of the sandscape pattern. 

  • What am I feeling right now?
  • Where am I hurting? 
  • How can I be kinder to myself? 
  • What brought me joy today? 
  • What is something positive in my life? 

As you think about these questions, remember there are no right or wrong answers, they are just a practice in reflection. 

drift x yoga

As an art piece and meditation starting block, drift can help you create space in your mind to help your body prepare for your yoga flow. As you prepare for your practice, let your mind wander and let your thoughts pass through you. 

drift x children

When kids are having a meltdown or you need to distract them for a moment, the initial reaction is to hand them the iPad or turn on Cocomelon (we aren’t saying Baby Shark doesn’t have its moments!). But, allowing children to destress without screens can help increase their focus, concentration, and memory. It can also help them manage their feelings more successfully. With drift, they can watch the ball roll through the sand as they practice breathwork exercises or mindful listening. 

Medical Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

SOURCES

Mindfulness for Children, Mindworks: https://mindworks.org/blog/mindfulness-for-children/
20 Mindful Questions to Ask Yourself, Mindfulness Exercises: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/20-mindful-questions-to-ask-yourself/

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation, Sonima; Lodro Rinzler Meditation Advisor: https://www.sonima.com/meditation/what-to-do-during-meditation/