The Importance and Benefits of Meditation
I want to talk about why it is worthwhile to consider meditation on a regular basis.
The modern world is developing very quickly, nothing stands still in it, including us. Especially if you live in a very fast city like London.
Every day we are in a hurry, running errands, setting up and achieving goals, and trying to solve a thousand issues at the same time. We try to fulfil our plans in a timely manner. That is why, often, we forget how important the proper rest is. Not even to mention, that we simply don't have time for it.
This rhythm of life often leads to exhaustion and chronic fatigue. Do you feel that your physical and mental productivity decreases? And you don’t know what to do with it. Believe me, there are several ways to prevent such a condition.
Today I want to talk about one of them. As you may have guessed from the title, it will be about meditation, which has recently been gaining popularity.
1. Meditation is a step to understanding yourself
Ancient practitioners said that our brain possesses questions to all the answers. It is during the process of meditation that these answers are most easily obtained. When meditating, we noticeably improve our intuition and become more mindful. Also, having learned to feel ourselves, we begin to feel and understand the people around us much better.
2. It becomes easier to achieve the desired with meditation
Meditation is based on focusing on something, from a real subject to a feeling, an abstract understanding or a dream. Your task is to focus attention on something concrete, and to maintain concentration throughout the process. If you are just starting to meditate, start from 5-10 minutes a day, and gradually increase the time. Find your perfect way to meditate.
For example, it is easier for someone to meditate in nature, in a completely empty room in a complete silence. Some can join in the process of meditation even being in a noisy room. Do not be discouraged if attention will dissipate. Every time you lose concentration, just start over. The practice is your key to success. The more your train your focus in meditation, the easier it will be for you to focus on goals in real life.
3. Meditation helps to remove stress
When we meditate, our brain reduces the frequency of electrical impulses, which greatly affects our body. In a state of meditation, we achieve recovery of positive energy much faster, and also increase the level of stress resistance.
In addition, meditation helps to feel pain less acutely, you can endure any pain much more calmly, and some chronic pain will simply leave you.
4. Thanks to meditation, you become happy and filling with positive emotions
The fact that meditation causes endorphin production is a scientifically proven fact. In the process of meditation, you kind of leave all the bad emotions, and bright and kind ones take their place. That is why after meditation there is a strong rush of good mood. Try to start your day with meditation - then all day you will be in an elevated mood.
5. You improve attention and memory
People who begin to meditate, after some time notice that it becomes much easier for them to concentrate on the tasks, and any work is done much faster.
6. The stability of the organism to pains is increasing
Great scientists often recall that the pain we feel is a real pain, multiplied by the resistance of the body. Meditation helps us to dissolve pain, to accept it. Thus, many people who begin to practice meditation, from the time they notice that they do not feel pain as sharply as before, and people who suffer from chronic pain are cured.
I want to believe that after this article you will have a desire to start meditating, and you will fulfil it, not postponing it until tomorrow.
And if you are already engaged in meditation, tell me how these activities have influenced your life?
Written by Yuliya Oleynykova, London based life coach at Life Revamp, writer and online course creator.
About the author
A London based life coach, writer and online community curator. I help my clients and readers to fight depression, boost confidence, master self-discipline and cultivate self-love.