Millions of people turn to meditation to calm their nerves and take on all that life has to offer. Anyone who incorporates it into their lives on a regular basis will tell you how effective and magical it can be. Still not convinced? Here are a few reasons why you should give it a try.
Meditation is a reason to hit the pause button on your life and let go. If only for a few minutes a day, it’s an excuse to let the chaos go and forget about it for a short period of time. If you get into a schedule, you’ll remember and honor that your meditation time is free from the outside world and it’s a place to just unwind and get a few moments of calm.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Breathing should be everyone’s secret weapon. It will lower your heart rate in times of stress and bring calm to those who suffer from anxiety. When you get in touch with your breathing, you are getting in touch with yourself and able to assess the stressors and factors in your life or body that are bothering you most. You aren’t able to fix anything if you don’t know what the problems are in the first place.
No Two Meditations Are Alike
The word meditation is open to many interpretations. You need to find what works best for you. There are lots of meditation apps and options, so find something you like and stick with it. Whether it’s a guided stroll on the beach, or thoughtful words to get your mind thinking differently, you’ll find what you connect with most and that is when the magic happens. Don’t be afraid to try something different because you don’t think you’ll like it. If you struggle with meditation, it’s probably because you haven’t found the right one.
A Quick Cleanse
People love taking on cleanses that flush out the body of waste and toxins, you should do the same for your headspace. Taking a couple minutes to let a few things go might be the difference between a productive day at work or an all-out anxiety ridden stress-fest with your coworkers. Use meditation and calm as your go-to source of renewed power and energy to take on the day. Try taking a couple minutes in your lunch hour to recharge and see if it helps.
Yours and Yours Alone
You might even find you look forward to your mediation time. It’s a time and space that is yours and yours alone – no one can interfere or barge in. Make sure you find a quiet place with little distractions to make the most of your time. Especially if you have a chaotic life of work, homelife, kids and pets, you’ll benefit greatly from taking a few minutes to yourself, so you are ready to give towards others.
Meditation might just be the magical tool missing from your life. If you’ve never tried it before, start small with some breathing exercises until you are able to try out a few new things. In no time, you’ll find something that works best for you and your lifestyle.