How 15 Minutes of Mindful Meditation Will Change Your Life
What if someone told you that you could change your entire life with just 15 minutes a day. Chances are you would want to know how and want to know what this quick secret is to transforming your life for the better. Well, there is a way, and it is through the simple art of mindful meditation. All you need is a quiet space, the ability to breathe and let your mind relax and just 15 minutes in order to meditate and the changes you will see will truly amaze you.
Mindful meditation is all about being in the present. When was the last time that you truly looked around and appreciated the present moment you were in? It can be hard in today’s fast-paced world, but if you learn to be more mindful of the world around you, it will change the way that you see and interact with the world.
Don’t believe us? Well, here are just a few of the many ways that just 15 minutes of mindful meditation can change your life.
It Can Teach You About Yourself
There is no relationship more important than the one that you have with yourself. Mindful meditation can allow you to see beyond what you want to see or what you have convinced yourself of and lets you objectively really look at who you are. It can help you understand flaws and weaknesses as well as strengths.
It Helps With Stress
Stress management is perhaps the most common reason that people start meditating and that is because it actually works. You’re not going to just feel less stressed because you took 15 minutes to yourself, but according to numerous studies, you are going to produce less of the stress hormone as well.
It Can Help You Be More Grateful
As you learn to be more mindful of what is going on in the world around you, whether it is the beautiful tree right outside your house or the friendly coworkers that support you through your day—you will start to look at the world differently. You will also start to be more grateful for all of the positive things and people that you have in your life.
It Will Help You Regulate Emotion
Many people have certain emotions that they struggle to maintain whether it’s sadness, anger or anything in between. Mindful meditation can help you enjoy better self-awareness and gain better emotional regulation as well.
It Can Help Your Relationships
Most people continue to practice meditation because they love what it does for them. However, meditating won’t just do great things for you it will help those around you as well. As you enjoy perks such as more emotional control, gratefulness, stress reduction and more, that positivity will start to seep into the way you interact with others. You may be more aware of the little things your partner does for you that you never noticed before, and it can really help your relationships thrive.
It Can Help With Depression
Numerous studies have been done on mindful meditation and depression, finding that this practice can greatly help those who may be predisposed to issues with depression. In addition to having perks for the average individual, it specifically helped lower depression symptoms for two very high-risk groups: pregnant women and teens.
It Can Improve Your Sleep
Chances are, if you are like most people today you could use a better night of rest. Regular mindful meditation has been shown to help people get a better night of sleep. Mostly because they are able to relax when it’s time to go to bed and have the emotional control needed to put feelings of stress at bay and get the rest that they need to truly recover.
It Can Help Reduce Anxiety
Mindful meditation is perhaps most powerful for those who suffer from anxiety. So many studies have been done on meditation and anxiety as anxiousness can be extremely debilitating. All that you need is just 15 minutes per day of deep breathing and of clearing your mind, and you will not only find anxiety melt away in the moment, but you will also find that you are less likely to feel overwhelming anxiety when new situations occur.
It Improves Your Mood
It can be so hard to find ways to actually boost your mood, especially if you always feel like the demands of work and life are getting in your way and bringing you down. Numerous studies have found that mindful meditation can not only boost mood but it can leave people in a better mood for longer. All that, in just 15 minutes.
Mindful meditation is a powerful tool that can help you change your life for the better. That is why for thousands of years people have been practicing this ancient artform and continue to practice it today. You can change your life for the better, now all you need is 15 minutes to start making these changes a reality.