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It’s too easy to lose contact with your inner self while you constantly negotiate your busy, stressful life to try and get everything done.
It seems counterintuitive, but slowing down to just sit and breathe for a while can actually make you more productive and happier, and the benefits of meditation don’t stop there.
It’s been shown that regular meditation changes the way your brain and body react to stress, making you more self-aware, calmer, and able to take setbacks and even chronic pain in your stride.
This is your brain on meditation
When you practice meditation you can reduce stress and inflammation in the body that can cause illness and disease.
This is one of the major reasons why people start a meditation routine.
It can be hard to get started, and to find the time to meditate, but it’s free and you can do it almost anywhere. Even meditating for a few minutes a day can improve your stress and anxiety levels.
Making you a nicer person
It’s not that you’re not a nice person, but sometimes you’re at your wit’s end with everything you have to deal with in a single day, and being kind all the time is just too hard.
When you meditate you become calmer, and you not only reconnect with yourself, you increase your empathy and make better connections with others.
Meditation makes you able to read the facial expressions and body language of others, and you become kinder and more understanding.
Most of us want to be better, kinder people but when we have an opportunity to show kindness we often push the thought away and don’t act on it. A regular meditation practice will make you more likely to act on your kind thoughts, and the world needs more of that.
Who wouldn’t want to sleep better and wake up refreshed and eager to start the day?
Insomnia and other sleep disorders affect a large percentage of the population and many take prescription medication in an effort to get that much needed good night’s sleep.
Meditation can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, all without taking any harmful drugs.
Longer attention span
In order to meditate effectively you need to focus your attention on your breathing, clear your mind and stop your thoughts from wandering.
This helps increase your attention span and think more clearly, with better memory retention.
Better overall health
A calm and happy person is more likely to enjoy better health, be less susceptible to addictions, age better with less chance of age-related brain conditions, have lower blood pressure, less systemic inflammation, and the list goes on.
Combined, these health benefits could ensure you live a long and happy life.
Blog post sourced from Pinnacle Health Group. Visit their website: https://pinnaclehealthgroup.com.au/.
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