Meditation is being regularly used today for various benefits in the areas of physical, mental, and spiritual health. It can be considered a natural way to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, help you focus, and help with various health problems. With its positive benefits, it’s also being used much more frequently in dual diagnosis treatment across the nation.
As a daily meditator, I can vouch for the positive influence daily meditation can have in one’s life.
Here are 6 reasons why I feel that meditating daily is very important:
Meditating daily has been proven to lower the stress-inducing hormone cortisol. By meditating daily, you are allowing your body and mind to completely relax. You are focusing on positivity and peace. If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, try meditating for even just five minutes a day and see how it can change your life. Stress can really bring your mind and body down, so if you can change the way your body handles stress, you will feel healthier and happier.
Meditation Helps Change Your Brain
As you are meditating, you are training your brain to take it easy and calm down. Over time, this changes the way your brain handles stress, hardships, anxiety, and it can even help protect you from mental illnesses. Studies have shown that those who meditate daily can improve the signaling in the brain, which in turn causes more positive and relaxed reactions to certain events and emotions.
Meditation Helps You Sleep Better
As someone who has struggled with insomnia and sleepless nights, meditating daily has greatly improved my sleep schedule and has given me the ability to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night. If you are someone who struggles with sleeping, try meditating right before bed every night. Think of it as a pre-bedtime activity that calms your body and mind down preparing yourself for restful sleep. With your brain adapting to meditation daily, you are putting the control in your hands, rather than allowing your brain to keep running over and over certain thoughts and emotions.
Control Over Your Thoughts
Are you one of those people who oftentimes struggle with shutting your brain down? Do you feel like you constantly have racing thoughts? When you meditate, you are physically and mentally allowing your body and mind to calm down. With the practice of meditation daily, you can train your brain to stop racing thoughts and negative thoughts by simply telling your brain to “stop”. You will become accustomed to controlling your thoughts and this will also improve your focus. Having an increased ability to focus can impact your life in many ways; promotions at work, quicker and healthier problem solving, and a better relationship with people.
Meditation Brings Inner Peace
Inner peace can be accomplished by meditating daily. Do you ever feel stressed out when things are unorganized or messy? When you clean something, does it make you feel better about life? When you meditate every day, essentially you are cleaning out and organizing your thoughts. You are thinking things through and allowing your brain to put certain thoughts to rest. When you are feeling overwhelmed and like your life is a mess, take the time to clean it with meditation. Allow yourself to think about all that is bothering you and focus on putting those thoughts out of reach when you come up with a solution. There is no need to linger on negative and stressful emotions.
Meditation Brings Pain Relief
As your mind becomes more and more conscious, you can start altering certain areas. For example, if you struggle with a painful knee, as I have, close your eyes and focus on your body reducing the pain and healing you from the inside out. As you practice this daily, it can change the way you view pain and therefore can give you some much-needed pain relief. Imagine your positive energies healing every aspect of your body and let your mind believe in a natural pain relief solution.
Meditating daily is very important for both your health and mental stability. You can start with a quick five minutes a day if you’d like and you should notice a change in your mood and thoughts quickly.
Meditation has changed my life and I am a firm believer that it will change yours too if you give it a chance. Try setting aside time every day when you can allow yourself to bask in silence and meditate. The benefits are both mental and physical. Allow yourself to experience the benefits of meditation and enjoy the process. Adding anything to your life can be challenging, but if you can turn meditating into a daily habit, it will become something you are excited to do every day.