Benefits of Daily MediationAugust 23, 2022
Trauma, anxiety, and stress are only some of the causes that can affect your mental health. Spending just a few minutes a day in a state of mediation can improve your wellbeing. Meditation takes very little effort and helps keep you calm and at peace. The wonderful thing about mediation is that you can practice it in just about any setting—at work, in your own home, or even at a busy mall. Take a deep breath and read on for the benefits of daily meditation.
Reasons to Meditate
If you feel you are constantly going and you never seem to catch a break, daily mediation can help combat these everyday stressors. You can look at daily mediation as a retreat from your everyday life. It can lift the trouble right off your shoulders. Here are a few reasons to meditate:
- Helps to release anger and other negative emotions
- Improves relationships
- Enables feelings of peace and tranquility
- Improves sleep and memory
- And many more.
Meditate the Stress Away
Loneliness, unplanned expenses, deadlines, the birth of a child, and other major life-changing events can add additional stress to your life. Along with routine things like working, exercising, and picking what to eat for a meal. If stress is a factor in your life, daily mediation can help. Daily mediation has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, which helps keep your heart rate and blood pressure stable.
Meditate to Stay Focused
You are deep into your work when you receive an email from a coworker. You answer that email, and then you receive a phone call from your friend. After that phone call, you decide to scroll through social media. After that, you realize it is finally lunch time, and you have wasted an hour of your day doing things that aren’t related to work at all. Daily meditation can help with focus and managing distractions. If you find that your focus still is not there, take a break and meditate for a few minutes, and you will be able to regain your attention to the task at hand.
Mediation and Memory
Do you ever feel like you cannot remember what you ate yesterday, or the last time you saw your grandma? It is known that daily meditation will affect different parts of the brain to help improve your memory. Meditation is basically a form of strengthening your mind. We put our metal muscle hard to work, and this helps us from suffering any sort of memory loss. Mediation helps to reach the subconscious layer of our minds to help remember what we may have forgotten.
Ways to Meditate
As mentioned above, there are multiple benefits to daily meditation. However, there are also many different ways to mediate. Many people think of meditation as sitting on the ground with their legs crisscrossed and hands folded, also known as gyan mudra, but mediation can be practiced using several techniques including:
- Mindful meditation – being aware of your current surroundings. This involves different breathing methods and the practice of relaxing the mind and body.
- Focus meditation – focusing on something like a gong ringing, your breathing, or a specific object that makes you feel at peace.
- Movement meditation – focusing on the movements of your body. It can include things like walking, running, cleaning, or dancing. This type of mediation helps you listen to your body and form a connection.
- Visualization meditation – helping to center your mind and body by using mental images to meditate. This helps your mind and body feel at ease.
- And many more!
If you feel that your mental health is declining, you want to be more at peace with your body, or you want to stay focused more, daily mediation can keep you happy and healthy. Help manage your emotions while building a stronger mind, body, and spirit. If you need further assistance, contact Laurie Grengs Counseling for help combating your anxiety, stress, depression, and much more. Let Laurie help you feel renewed, refreshed, and live your best life.