The Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation for You

Today, I want to talk about the Benefits of Meditation for YOU!

There are times in our lives when we don’t know how to handle what we get tossed into our laps. This is where meditation can come in. The practice can be a great way to take a moment or two and let yourself just be, for that small amount of time. Here are some of the 

Benefits of Meditation

Increased productivity

Better concentration (which is tied to better productivity)

Stress reduction

Maybe even better self esteem

Helping in a healing process

Let’s unpack each one a bit further.

Productivity Benefits 

This is something we all want. Meditating even a few minutes can potentially help. It can clear the mind, and even help you refocus on the task or tasks that are in front of you. Some say that as little as 2 minutes can be helpful. This leads to the next benefit, potentially better concentration. 

In order to increase our productivity, we need to be able to concentrate. Meditation may be able to help here too! Again, a little goes a long way. There are so many apps and such out there that can give you short meditations to help you concentrate better.

Stress Reduction Benefits!

The next benefit is one we ALL need. Listen, we all have stress. That’s just a fact of life. One of the most known benefits of meditation is in helping to reduce that stress. It cannot eliminate it altogether, but it can help. Many practitioners believe that just 5-10 minutes a day can help. I personally think that just 5 minutes can do it, but each person has their unique level of stress, and it will depend on that. 

Speaking of stress, that can be one of the leading causes of addiction. Whether you are struggling with addiction, or if someone you know is struggling, meditation, in combination with proper treatment may help. The science is still out on this, but many people do believe that meditation can help ease the pitfalls of addiction and help the healing process from it. 

Benefits of Meditation for Self Esteem

Additionally, meditation can have a positive effect on your self esteem. Why is that? We all suffer from self esteem issues at some point, in our lives. It’s a natural part of growing up, being on this planet. Different things can affect how we see ourselves. Sometimes it’s our family members, other times it’s friends or acquaintances. With the rise of social media, it’s become an even bigger issue. This is where meditation can come in handy.

If you find yourself struggling with your self-esteem, a simple loving-kindness meditation could be super helpful. It doesn’t have to be long. In fact, there is a school of thought out there that believes that just 5-10 minutes of meditation can turn your whole thought process around. Eventually, you will start to see the benefits. Pretty cool, huh? Here is a 10 minute Loving Kindness Meditation that I love to do, when I need a boost! I hope it helps you, if you’re struggling with self-esteem issues.

Healing Benefits

Let’s talk about healing! Meditation can also potentially help the healing process from a variety of issues. It is not a substitute for professional help when needed, however, it can be a great compliment to therapy that may already be going on. To say that the benefits of meditation are numerous may sound silly, but it’s true. As with anything in the realm of holistic health/wellness, this is your personal journey. Meditation can be practiced by anyone, anywhere, and at almost any time. It’s all based on what is comfortable and right for you.

Finally, when it comes to healing the mind, and maybe even the body, meditation is being studied all the time. Evidently, there’s more evidence to be found!

Well, that’s it for today! Although this list is by no means expansive, I hope you got some great information from this post. If you want to learn more about the benefits of meditation, check out Meditation Magazine. To check out another great resource, go to the Products and Resources page of Holistic Grotto! You will see a link for Calm, which is one of my favorite sites and apps to use when I need to meditate!

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