"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear." ― Rumi

Meditation has many benefits for your emotional well-being as well as your physical health. Meditating in the morning can help you start the day off right and remain calm throughout the day. When practiced in the evening it may help you wind down from the day and 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
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • 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
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Result in faster healing
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Enable a stronger immune response
If you don’t meditate, I urge you to make a commitment to start. Look at your schedule and pick a day and time to begin. Then set an alarm on your phone to go off every day at the allotted time so you don’t forget to do it. Make meditation part of your daily wellness routine.

Meditation Tips
  • Select a nice, quiet, comfortable space where you will have no distractions or interruptions.
  • Expect your mind to wander. It’s normal. When you notice your mind starting to wander gently bring it back to the present moment. Expecting your mind not to wander is like asking your heart to stop beating. It’s impossible.
  • When first starting a meditation practice do it for a short amount of time, like 5 minutes. Then build up to as long as you desire. You can vary the number of minutes you meditate depending on how much time you have available.
  • You may find that you prefer guided meditation. There are apps available such as Tapping Solutions, Calm, and Headspace, or use YouTube videos. Search “guided meditation” and a whole bunch of choices will appear. Try some out and pick the one(s) you like best.
  • Enhance your meditation experience by diffusing or inhaling essential oils. Frankincense, Peace & Calming, and Gratitude are just a few.
There are many styles and methods of meditation. Ziva Mediation is one I like. Read all about it in Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. The important thing it to find the one that works the best for you.

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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