Meditate? Who Me?
Yes, you! Learn to meditate and practice There is now abundant research and evidence that meditation is incredibly helpful for happiness, stress management, relaxation, health and peace of mind. With meditation, you can learn to turn off the inevitable “monkey mind” that keeps you up at night, anxious and stressed.
Not only will you notice a difference in your mood and focus, but your brain will actually change. Check out the brain scans below. Meditation wakes up more parts of the brain, connects both hemispheres, and leads to a better, more balanced, functioning system. The parts of the brain that are more active in a meditating brain have shown to improve self-regulation, reduce stress and fear responses, and improve memory. Meditation can significantly change the brain wave patterns within 15 minutes. And while this is an image of a brain during meditation, researchers also found that the benefits of meditation can lead to more permanent changes in the brain, actually restructuring your brain! For more info on this, click here.
All you have to do is… nothing… for 15-25 minutes a day. Give it a shot and see how you feel.