Benefits of Meditating?
While there are benefits related to your brain health and your physical health, as well, there are also plenty of benefits for your spiritual life when it comes to meditating: Here are a few:
- Helps you reconnect with your inner self
- When connected with self, your dreams come to fruition
- Provides clarity of mind
- Promotes high performance under duress
- Helps develop and foster gratitude/when in appreciation more situations to be grateful for come your way
- Long lasting after effects
- You can reap the rewards of having a feeling of connectedness rather than always thinking of self and when you feel connected, you work better as a team.
Working better as a group means more success, more focus and more results
- Decrease in anxious thoughts and feelings as well as mild depression
- Reap the rewards of the body-brain connection/if you are healthier, you are more productive
- Meditation can help you set and achieve goals
- Meditation can foster healthier relationships.
If you are healthy and happy and at peace, then so will those around you be
- Increases focus
- Increases creativity
- Increases motivation
How to start meditating as a beginner
Any new endeavor takes time to get used to.
Just like anything else, you don’t want to jump in too much too soon.
If you are exercising for the first time, you certainly won’t run a 5K on the first day.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Start slow – no matter how excited you are about beginning your meditation journey, it’s important to start slow.
You don’t want to get overzealous and fall short.
Many times when people start something new they go all out and get overwhelmed before they even begin.
They have good intentions, but they don’t always stick with it.
Meditation can be overwhelming in the beginning until you learn how to train your brain and guide yourself back to center.
- Set up a space – It’s important to set up an area that you can call your own. It does not have to be anything elaborate.
It just needs to be someplace to call your own.
It could be a corner of your den or in front of the window of your bedroom on the floor.
Whatever it is, make it your own.
- Create a routine – it’s important just as you would with any new endeavor to create a habit.
If you are going to alternate one morning with one evening and then a midday set of 10-minute meditations, keep to your routine.
If you want to do it every other morning and alternate this with every other night, then stick with that routine.
- Stand in integrity and do what you say you will when you say you will – if you say you are going to take on the practice of meditation, then take it on whole heartedly.
Set an example for the rest of your family and show them what it looks like to be a role model in integrity.
- Get a partner – don’t go it alone – meditation can be fun when you partner with other people.
Find an accountability partner or better yet, find someone to join in on the fun with you.
- Let everyone know you are taking on this practice whether they want to join you or agree with you – be upfront and clear that meditation is important to you and you fully intend to reap the benefits, and they will receive the rewards as well when they see a brand new you.
Types of meditation:
There are several types of meditation practices you can look toward.
Here are just a few you might want to explore and uncover:
As you can see, meditation has a multitude of benefits.
These benefits make their way into your mind, body, and spirit.
Not only do you reap the rewards and benefits of incorporating meditation into your daily life, so does everyone else around you.
Meditation is not difficult to learn, and it is not difficult to keep up the pace.
With only 10 minutes a day, you could be on your way to a brand new you.
You’ll be glad you did, and your family, friends, and co-workers will be thrilled you did, too.
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