The importance of Meditation and taking a break
As the digital age continues to expand and our lives become even more hectic, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Our devices have us connected 24/7. The more connected we are the more we need to take the time switch off, and give our minds and bodies the opportunity to regenerate.
This is vital in order to maintain optimum health. We need to constantly remind ourselves to live in the moment.
Mindfulness creates a sense of peace. This could mean reading a good book or stepping outside for some fresh air. It can also be in the form of Meditation – an age-old practice that still reaps huge health benefits.
What is Meditation?
Long heralded as both a mental and physical technique, Meditation has been practised across the world for thousands of years. Originally, its purpose was to pay tribute to the sacred aspects of life, and even mystical elements. But these days, it’s widely used as a way to relax and encourage a tranquil mindset.
Meditation ultimately is a means of focusing your attention away from your busy “monkey mind”.
How it helps
Taking a break from the every day helps you invoke a sense of calm. It creates emotional wellbeing and gives you a chance to see the bigger picture. At the end of your Meditation session, the benefits don’t stop there. Studies have proved that people who Meditate regularly are more efficient, achieve more and are generally happier and less stressed.
Meditation declutters the mind, helping you gain a new perspective, making things that were once overwhelming appear clearer and achievable.
Other benefits include:
- Increases your self-perception and awareness
- Helps you to be in the moment
- Reduces negative feelings
- Increases creativity
- Increases imagination
- Increases tolerance and patience.
A side note
On a physical level, Meditation can even help you relieve symptoms relating to anxiety, asthma, headaches and other conditions. But as always, it’s highly recommended you seek medical advice from your GP if you are concerned about your mental or physical health.