Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Did you know meditating regularly can improve your memory, help you sleep better, and decrease stress and anxiety? The idea is that when the body is still, the mind is calm, which then soothes the neurological system and allows you to be in a state of relaxation. Meditating produces a deep state of peace and wellbeing.
At first, this may seem impossible because most of us have no experience with being still. We lead busy lives with something to do taking up our every moment, but even taking 5 minutes will allow you to feel the benefits. I recommend starting out small and then working your way up to half an hour or even a full hour. Your mind, like any other muscle, has to be trained and flexed into this meditative state. So be patient and gentle with yourself, especially in the beginning.
I created a guided meditation for you that goes for about 10 minutes. It’s great for beginners too and can be done sitting in a chair or on the floor or laying down on your bed or on a mat, whatever is most accessible to you. And the next time you feel you need to take 10 minutes to just "check out" for a moment, instead of scrolling aimlessly through Facebook or Instagram, why not try meditating? You might actually feel really good afterwards!
Other benefits to meditating regularly:
Promotes positive emotional health, like self image and positivity
Enhances self awareness
Heightens emotional intelligence
Lengthens attention and concentration span
Reduces age-related memory loss
Generates calmness and problem solving
Can help fight addictions
Can help control pain and other ailments
Decreases blood pressure
Can decrease headaches