Meditation is a real buzz word these days. You hear it everywhere. There are classes and apps to help you meditate. But, the great thing about meditation is that it is free. It is a self-care practice that you can do on your own with no financial investment. Plus, there is no wrong way to meditate. It's just a way of relaxing and giving your brain a break from stress. According to the Mayo Clinic article, "Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress," When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:
Let's get started on meditation as a great self-care practice for the month of February. Try out this 20 minute video on Mindfulness Meditation. Take 20 minutes at work, in the morning, or before bed to listen and to focus on yourself.
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance