Meditation, or a series of techniques that trains your mind to redirect negative thoughts and achieve a heightened state of awareness, is an age-old practice that has been shown to have various positive physical and mental advantages. Here are 10 benefits of practicing daily meditation that are backed by scientific research.
Nearly one in three Americans reports having difficulty getting a good night's sleep. For some this is just a temporary inconvenience brought about by stresses in life, physical discomfort, or children that need our attention. For others, chronic insomnia is robbing us of our time, our energy, and even our health.
Letting go of a dualistic mindset allows you to soak in the present. Living in the past or worrying about your future leads you nowhere. To savor the beauty of the now, do not focus on all that your mind feeds on daily.
Have you been struggling with insomnia? Whether it’s due to our current societal climate, stress from personal or work life, or that you’ve never optimized your nighttime routine there are many factors and reasons catching Z’s can be difficult. In fact, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep (that is, at least seven hours per night) according to the CDC. Our minds are actively engulfed in the media, relationships, obligations, and other distractions that make it difficult to shut off and recharge. That being said, being mindful of these set-backs is the first step in getting back on track.