Meditation has many benefits for your emotional well-being and overall health. A morning meditation can help you remain calm throughout the day and when practiced in the evening it may help promote a good night’s sleep. Meditation may also be useful in relieving stress and anxiety.
Meditation and Emotional Health
According to the Mayo Clinic, the emotional benefits of meditation can include:
Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
Building skills to manage stress
Focusing on the present
Reducing negative emotions
Increasing imagination and creativity
Increasing patience and tolerance
Meditation and Physical Health
Meditating on a regular basis can result in the following benefits:
Lessen chronic pain
Lower blood pressure
Promote better sleep
Result in faster healing
Decreased use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes
Enable a stronger immune response
If you don’t meditate make a commitment to start. Pick a date and time to begin, look at your calendar for the week ahead and schedule it into your daily routine.
- Select a nice, quiet, comfortable space where you will have no distractions or interruptions.
- When you first start meditating don’t be surprised if your mind wanders, let it. The more you meditate the easier it’ll be. I’ve been meditating for awhile now and my mind still wanders on occasion.
- Start out with just 5 minutes and build up to as long as you desire.
- You may find it helpful to begin with guided meditation. There are several apps available or you can listen to videos on YouTube. Search “guided meditation” and a whole bunch of choices will appear. Find a person you feel connected to.
- Diffusing or inhaling essential oils can enhance your meditation experience. Frankincense, Peace & Calming, and Gratitude are just a few.
I’m 26 days into a 30 day guided meditation challenge from Bob Proctor. It’s a 21 minute meditation to gain abundance, love and happiness. It’s a great one! You can access it on YouTube HERE.
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