If there was a pill that was scientifically proven to benefit your brain by increasing focus; reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; and improving memory, emotional awareness, and overall happiness, would you take it?
Well, guess what? That type of medicine does exist—but not exactly in the form of a pill.
This “medicine” I’m talking about is meditation.
Think of your brain as a computer, simultaneously keeping many windows and programs going, this is life.
Meditation helps you close out the unnecessary windows so you can focus on what’s essential. When you re-focus, you enjoy life more and perform at a higher level.
Stress relief is the most-studied benefit of meditation, but it has been found to help reduce drug addiction, relieve anxiety, and boost immunity as well.
There are many different ways to meditate, and what works for one person might not work for another. You have to find what works for you.
There’s breathwork, mantras, guided meditations, walking meditation, and even coloring or painting can be forms of meditation.
Today I want to encourage you to take a moment to pause and meditate not only because of its mental benefits but because of its physical benefits too. Right now, we’re living in a particularly stressful time. If we don’t take time to pause, put away our devices, and tune inward, we’re missing out on whole-body healing.
I do Transcendental Meditation which is meditation using a mantra.
I also have a favorite walking meditation that goes like this:
1. Start walking and counting your steps starting at 1
2. The next two steps count 1, 2
3. The next three steps count 1, 2, 3.
4. The next four steps count 1, 2, 3, 4
5. Continue doing this to 10 steps
6. At 10, start over at 1
When you forget where you are, start back at 1. Messing up is part of the process.
Another favorite is 4-4-4 breathing:
1. Breathe in for 4 counts
2. Hold for 4 counts
3. Breath out for 4 counts
4. Repeat 5 times.
There are many different ways to meditate. Search on Google or YouTube to find one that works for you. 20 minute each day, will do your brain good.
Let’s work together to find something that works for you. Schedule a free consultation today: