There are lots of great reasons to contemplate giving meditation a try. A chief motivation is often the desire to improve mental well being. Through meditation you can achieve mindfulness which is an increased awareness of yourself and the world around you. This process can help you reduce stress and appreciate your life more.
Would you like a system to help you cope with stress? Would you like to be calmer and more mindful in general? Or maybe you’ve heard that meditation can increase productivity and you’d like to channel this into your work or daily life?
Many people find 30 minutes of meditation more restorative than 30 minutes of sleep. Ideal times to practise meditation are first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
The common misconception about meditation is that you need absolute privacy or a specific setting to practise in. Very few people can boast that they have ready access to nearby woodland or a secluded beach so it’s important to find an alternative location that suits your lifestyle - most people find it best to integrate the practise into their daily routine or work journey.
If you commute to work on a bus or train, then you could quite easily find a few minutes to dedicate to practise. Instead of reaching for a book, switching on your laptop or listening to your iPod - why not use that free time for meditation? Be careful though, you must time your meditation carefully, you don’t miss your stop or station because you’re in a meditative state!
If you ever suffer from depression, insomnia or you sometimes struggle with an overactive mind at bedtime, then meditation could be the ideal solution for you. However, if you find that your symptoms are not easing then it might be worth trying some supplements that support, sleep, anxiety and depression.
Have you ever been sat in waiting room at the dentist or an airport, frustrated by the time you’re spending doing nothing or maybe even getting more nervous with each passing minute? Instead of clock-watching, why not release that tension and make the best of the situation? At worst, you will kill some time - at best you will face your meeting, appointment or journey with a tranquil mind.
Clearing the mind is a challenge that when achieved can bring with it a limitless amount of possibilities and potential. You might find that it becomes an invaluable source of release to the stresses and strains of your daily life.