Silence Your Mind
Over the past year, I have tried meditating, but I have never managed to keep it up on a consistent basis. Therefore, in March, I decided to take on a challenge to complete 31 days of meditation – I am currently at day 5 of the challenge. I have read enough books and articles to know that a large proportion of successful people meditate or at least take some time out from their crazy busy lives. As they say, success leaves clues… so I am interested in finding out more and seeing the results for myself.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a technique for encouraging and developing concentration, clarity and emotional positivity. It is all about learning the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.
People have been meditating for thousands of years. While the practice isn’t new, science is just catching up to its benefits.
How can you Learn to Silence your Mind?
There is an app called Headspace, which I strongly recommend you try out. Practice the basics of meditation and mindfulness with Take10, Headspace’s free introductory series. With 10 sessions of 10 minutes each, you’ll learn how to train your mind for a happier, healthier life. Headspace is your very own personal trainer to help you to train your mind.
Benefits of Meditation
In scientific studies meditation has been shown to have a myriad of benefits. Not only is it an opportunity to silence your mind and take some time out from your crazy stressful life. It also has the following benefits:
- Focus more
- Live more
- Stress less
- Worry less
- Smile more
- Sleep better
- Love better
- Train better
- Listen better
- Eat better
What Should You Do Next?
Download the Headspace app and give mediation a try for free for 10 days: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app