Meditation For Mental Health
What is meditation exactly?
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind that encourages and develops concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, calm, and understanding of the true nature of your world.
By engaging in meditation practice you learn the flow and habits of your mind. This practice offers new and more positive ways of being and thinking. With regular practice and patience, you can fully nourish the mind and gain peace and serenity.
Coming in many different variations, meditation has been used as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. There’s no denying it. Studies have shown time and time again that meditation reduces depression and anxiety. Most notably, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD.
Meditation benefits people who have mental health conditions, as well as those who don’t! This practice even takes the place of medication for some. That’s pretty impressive! This can be really important for some, but as an alternative or addition, meditation is a fantastic treatment!
Meditation is especially beneficial for reducing stress and managing anxiety. You will gain a patient and peaceful mind that leads to a new understanding of life, and improved mental health.
I meditate everyday, and I highly recommend it. It refreshes the mind, calms the nerves, relaxes my body, and eases my depression. A nourished mind is a happy mind. Take this step towards mental health and start meditating.
You should start your day by meditating. Right when you wake up, cozy up into your meditation space and start breathing mindfully!
Then I recommend working meditation into your night time routine. As you’re getting ready for bed, take some time as you’re winding down to meditate.
- Carve out uninterrupted time in the morning and at night.
- Start small. Try 5-10 minutes at a time and increase as you improve.
- Practice, practice, practice! Every day if you can.
- Explore different types: DIY at home, mindfulness app, meditative yoga class, or mindfulness while doing what you love. For example; meditate while gardening, walking, or whatever lets you focus, breathe and be present.
- Create a calming space for at home tranquility. Situate yourself into a quiet space, add a blanket, a cushion, some delicious smelly smells, and some ambient lighting!
Now you’re good to go! I’ll have some more in depth posts coming up soon!