You may have heard that meditation is the process of quieting one’s mind, concentrating on the breath, and reflecting on things that bring gratitude. How though, can one quiet their mind when they are reeling with a never-ending to-do list, endless family and work commitments, and bottled up anxiety and stress that feels like it will burst? While it may feel impossible to meditate through chaos, this relaxation technique can help you reduce tension and anxiety, helping you manage emotions and remain mindful. The trick, however, is to give yourself a chance to experience its benefits without being self-critical during your beginning experiments. Our feel-silly-free guide to meditation can help you relax and meditate so that you can smile and be happy.
Meditation is a mindfulness technique that encourages and develops concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and calmness.
The Benefits of Meditation
Meditation has been proven to help:
If you’ve heard about the positive benefits of meditation but have been hesitant to try it because you worry that you’ll do it wrong, or that you’ll feel silly sitting cross-legged, chanting, and thinking happy thoughts, forget what you think you know. First, understand that there is no wrong way to meditate. If you are spending time away from your desk and smartphone reflecting on yourself, your life, and focusing on your breathing, you are doing it right. These tips can help you refine your technique to maximize the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.
All of us can benefit from mindfulness and relaxation. Give these techniques a try and be kind to yourself if you start to feel self-conscious or silly. With practice, you’ll experience valuable health and emotional wellness benefits of meditation, and will learn to rely on mindfulness techniques anytime life gets hard.