How to Use meditation for Improved Mental health

Welcome back to the Grotto! This week, I want to talk about meditation and mental health, and what this amazing practice and do for you! Specifically, how to use meditation for improved mental health!

Mental health is a hot topic right now, and there’s good reason for that. With the prevalence of certain acts of violence, to the hold that social media has on us all, it’s safe to say that all of us struggle with mental health on some level. Living in a world that’s constantly connected and doesn’t really address mental health in a meaningful way, the ways to work through any issues seems limited. That’s where meditation comes in!

How to Use meditation for Improved Mental health
Mental Health is Important!

For many of us, meditation seems like a slow, painful process. Not to mention that we aren’t sure if it can really do us any good. This is especially true of someone who is struggling with their mental health. The quieting of the mind seems nearly impossible, let alone sitting for even the smallest amount of time can feel daunting. The key is to find what works for you.

I’ve said it many times on this site. You have to do what works for you and leave the rest. So, here’s

How to Use Meditation for Improved Mental Health!

  • Just let it come naturally-This means that when you want to meditate, stop what you’re doing (as long as it’s safe), and take just a minute to meditate.
  • Try to figure out what is bugging you at the moment. Don’t focus on all the things that are weighing your mental health down. That will make it all the more difficult to work through.
  • Write down a before and after list. What that means is to write down how you’re feeling BEFORE the meditation (where your mental health state is) and then afterwards to see if there have been any changes that you can notice. Do this exercise a few times.

Additionally, when you think of your mental health, relate it back to what you are currently dealing with. Try not to focus on what could happen. We don’t know that yet. When you’re meditating, focus on the thought and action of creating improved mental health. It’s all about YOU, my friend!

Before I let you go, take a look at an article from January all about meditation in the new year. Additionally, an article from the renowned Mayo Clinic helps to shed even more light on how meditation can reduce stress and also improve mental health!

Until next week, my dears! Be well and Namaste!

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