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Why Mediation is important.

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Making Mediation a daily life skill has many benefits anyone can achieve so as to achieve anything in your lives.

Some of the benefits are:

> Increasing self awareness,

> Focusing on your present.

> Reducing negative emotions

> Increasing Imagination and creativity

> Teaching you patience and tolerance

> Increasing inner happiness.

> Stress management.

Meditation is habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.

The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits.

You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration.

People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.

The benefits are many - and backed by science.

The mental health benefits of meditation include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness. Meditation also has benefits for your physical health, as it can improve your tolerance for pain and help fight substance addiction.

Better focus and concentration

Mindfulness meditation helps you focus on the present, which can improve your concentration on other tasks in daily life.

Improve self-esteem and self-awareness

Mindfulness meditation encourages you to slow down, allows for deeper self-reflection, and can help you discover positive attributes about yourself. Mindfulness helps increase self-awareness by increasing the ability to examine one's thoughts and feelings without judgment, which ends up improving self-esteem

Reduce stress

Mindfulness meditation can also lower the levels of cortisol — the stress hormone —which helps you feel more relaxed.

Manage anxiety or depression

Mindfulness meditation helps train your mind to focus on the present, making you less likely to ruminate on anxious thoughts that can fuel depression.

Fight addiction

Meditation can alter the brain receptors associated with drug and alcohol addiction, which may reduce cravings for these substances, Davidson says. Additionally, mindfulness meditation can increase your awareness of cravings and allow you to better manage them.

Make you more kind or loving

Loving-kindness meditation can foster compassion for yourself and others. It strengthens circuits in the brain that pick up on other people's emotions, promotes altruistic behavior, and decreases the implicit or unconscious bias responsible for perpetuating harmful stereotypes.

To start a loving-kindness meditation, you might envision a loved one in your mind and wish them happiness. You can then extend that love to yourself and other people in your life.

The bottom line

Meditation can have many health benefits, from physical to mental and emotional. If you'd like to improve your focus, reduce stress, or deal with addiction, depression, or chronic pain, you should give it a try and see if it's right for you.

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