The Benefits of Mindfulness

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The stress of everyday life can be challenging and often overwhelming. Taking a break from the world and focusing on your inner self can help relieve your mind from that stress. Mediation is a great way to relieve tension, improve focus, increase metabolism and make you happier! The issue most people face when it comes it meditation is challenging themselves to do nothing but sit and focus for a period of time.

A few ways to combat this challenge and begin your mindfulness practice is to: make time, journal, and get moving!

MAKE TIME

Our days are already busy and it’s hard enough to find time to eat, let alone to meditate. However, like all things that are good for us, we need to make the time. It only takes 3-10 minutes to meditate and it’s the perfect pick me up midday.

The best way to meditate is to sit up with your spine straight. The goal here is to focus on your breathing and surroundings; try to clear your mind and think of one thing at a time. This could be an idea, a mantra, or nothing at all. If you feel your mind slipping from the single thought, simply draw yourself back to it.

JOURNAL

As mentioned above, the best way to meditate is to focus on one thing at a time. Usually, our mind is racing with several different thoughts at once, which makes it difficult to focus on our meditation. An easy way to clear your mind of all our thoughts is to write them down. Journaling can be very therapeutic and may help give us insight into the events happening in our lives.

Get Moving

Although, the traditional form of meditation requires sitting with your spine straight. You can also achieve a meditative state while you exercise. Focusing on your breath and being aware of your body, while you exercise, can help you attain mindfulness.

 

Sources:

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/4-reasons-you-should-meditate-and-how-to-get-started/

http://www.joyoushealth.com/blog/2016/05/21/mindfulness-people-dont-like-meditate/

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