I’ve been meditating for about a month now and I have to say it has helped me immensely. Worrying takes up a lot of my thoughts and anxiety is a big part of my life (although I wish it wasn’t).
I decided to meditate when I noticed that every night I would get super anxious and have irrational thoughts. I noticed myself waking up multiple times through out the night in a panic. I knew I had to make a change.
Meditating has helped me ‘throw away’ those thoughts and focus on what matters in that moment.
A couple of benefits:
- reduces stress and anxiety levels
- increases blood flow to the brain
- reduces cortisol
- enhances self awareness
- lengthens attention span
- improves sleep
And SO much more! These are just a few benefits that I have personally noticed and wanted to emphasize. I have truly never slept better in my entire life. It’s the type of sleep where you can’t even remember when you fell asleep.
Stress and anxiety are very powerful. It took me awhile to realize that I could either let these things take control of me or find a way to help ease them.
- flip your phone to face down
- get comfortable in bed (if you’re going to sleep)
- try and lay flat on your back
- unstick your tongue from the top of your mouth (this makes me yawn every time)
I want to encourage everyone to meditate, even if it’s just for 5 minutes during the day. You could stare off into space and just take a couple very deep breaths (in for 5 hold for 5 out for 5) or you could do a guided meditation. There are a ton of apps that you can use. I prefer a guided meditation so I use my Peloton app and do about 10-30 minutes every night and I fall asleep to it.
Let me know how it goes!
Thanks for reading!