Feeling stressed? Who isn’t? Allow me to show you another way. It doesn’t cost anything. and is easier than you think. It takes consistency and a little self-love (ie patience)- that’s all!
It’s meditation- now don’t let that scare you- it’s super easy, doesn’t take much time, costs nothing and the benefits are life-changing! In no time (a week or so), you will feel less stressed, your thinking will become clearer, and the situations that have had your blood pressure off the charts will not be a blip on the radar. Meditation starts feeling so good to you that you will be inspired to jump-start your day with these minutes of self-care.
Scientifically proven benefits of meditation are:
Controls Anxiety. Less stress translates to less anxiety. …
Promotes Emotional Health
Stress leads to the inability to relax, lowered cognitive abilities, and an inability to handle life situations. The National Institute of Health states that over time, continued strain on your body from stress may contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, including mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Often people turn to medications, alcohol, or drugs to relieve the symptoms of stress, and in doing so create added problems. Here is another way. And it takes minutes every day. That’s the most important part- practicing every single day. Consistency is the key to success. You see, over time meditating creates new neural networks and coherency in the brain. The brain realizes the help to come from this consistent practice and begins to want that time of reset and reboot to once again experience the coherency which results in peace of mind.
Thousands of types of meditation exist but let’s keep it simple. Find a comfortable, quiet spot, one where you will not be disturbed (this may require getting up 10 minutes before everyone else in the household), and get comfy. The thing to do is focus on your intention to feel good today and start listening to your breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes and breathe.
In the beginning, your mind will go bananas! That’s OK- when you realize your mind is anywhere but on your breath, do not chastise yourself, bring your attention back to your breath. Again and again and again. (Trust me this will become less of an effort every single day). In no time at all, you will have to admit your days have less angst and you are more even-keeled emotionally.
~Here’s to your peace of mind!~