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How to start meditation

27 | 06 | 2018

Do you dream of finding the time to sit down, relax, recharge your batteries, or find peace, but you always find an excuse for not doing it? Take a minute to go over these excuses.
We bet you can get past them!

5 Excuses for NOT Meditating

It seems so boring!

Sure, it does, but from time to time it can be a huge relief to enjoy a moment when we don’t need to “be somebody” or “do something.”

I can’t stay still

It’s ok if you fidget! Meditation is a process that you develop over time. Nobody stays as still as a statue on their first try.

I don’t have the time

We are all stressed out by the clock. Taking a break between your deadlines and last-minute crises can actually help you see things more clearly and better allocate your time.

I hate being alone

You’re far from being alone on this one. Our culture doesn’t value taking time for yourself, but it wasn’t always this way. And it’s really not as scary as it seems.

My mind is always racing

So, let it race. By sitting down for a moment, it will slow down…and then speed back up again. You don’t have to control your thoughts, just observe them.

 

5 Reasons to give it a try anyway

It’s easy to find excuses why not to meditate, but guess what, it’s just as easy to find reasons to do it!

It’s no secret that practicing mindfulness meditation has its benefits. Often noted as a habit of happy and successful people, it’s a proven method to overcome stress and anxiety that also has a positive impact on your health and well-being.

Reduce stress

Meditating regularly changes your brain and helps you become an expert at coping with stress. With more clarity and resources, we are stronger, as well as more flexible and kind.

Manage anxiety

Negative thoughts and anxiety can be background noise during all your activities. Meditation can help you get to the bottom of those thoughts and not take the dark thoughts seriously.

Improve focus

It can be frustrating when your thoughts wander while you’re being pulled in six different directions. Meditating sharpens your ability to focus your attention.

Deepen your connections

Have you found yourself staring into space and wondering what your friend, significant other, or child just said? Mindfulness will you give them (and yourself) your full attention.

Take a break

  1. The constant inner dialogue and the never-ending to-do lists will never leave you alone. Isn’t it time to give yourself a break?

Pour réaliser cet article nous avons fait appel au savoir et à l’expertise de Inken Dechow, enseignante des pratiques de Mindfulnessdans l’institut Pleinement Conscient(e).

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