Meditation is something most people overlook or skip when it comes to a daily routine or workout. It’s such a good thing and has so many great benefits that it’s something you should really make time for.
So what are all these wonderful good things that I say meditation is good for?
Well, to start with, meditation can change your brain and the way it reacts to stress. It can help put you in control of your mental health. It can help with depression and anxiety.
In some cases, meditation can take the place of medication. A study published in 2015, showed that mindful meditation along with traditional behavior therapy was just as effective as antidepressants at preventing recurrence of depression in some patients.
Meditation can do wonders for your emotional health. Even if you don’t suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, meditating can still benefit you. Meditating first thing in the morning for five minutes can set you in the right frame of mind to handle daily stress. It helps you to get in tune with your emotions and help give you control over them.
There are lots of health benefits to meditation, but did you know it can also lengthen your attention span? That’s right, meditation can help with your focus and attention. A study showed that people who meditate regularly could stay focused on their tasks and perform better at work. And that’s not all. It can also help with age-related memory loss.
Improvement to your attention and clarity of thinking can help keep your mind young. Not only does it fight normal age-related memory, but it can also help improve the memory of people with dementia.
Meditation can make you kinder to others. Meditating on a regular basis can improve your positive thinking and actions towards other people. Some meditations can also help you to show yourself kindness, and who doesn’t want to be kinder to themselves. One study showed that the more people who practiced meta meditation, the more positive feelings they had.
Another great thing meditation can do is help with your sleep. Meditation in the evening can help you get a better night’s rest. Not only will you get better sleep but a study showed that you can sleep longer.
Did you know meditation can help control your pain? Pain is connected to a state of mind and can get worse when you’re stressed. By meditating, you can alleviate some of that stress and reduce your pain. It can also be useful in decreasing your blood pressure.
Meditation can reduce the stress on your heart, which can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
There are so many benefits of meditating, and you can get these benefits by just spending five minutes a day, or even just a few days a week if you can’t manage it every day. The great thing is, you can meditate anywhere, so there really is no excuse not to give it a try.