I became a happier, better and relaxed teenager after meditating for two months. It was so simple, unbelievable. In the beginning I struggled with my thoughts. However, after a while I could just enjoy the silence. Today, I will tell you how and why you should start meditating. So you don’t have to figure it out on your own.
Why you should consider starting meditating ,
1) You will be more happier and less stressed. The experience of meditation gives you the feeling of being your best self. Your happiest and relaxed self.
2) You willl be more aware of things that happen around you. Because meditation trains your brain to be aware and focus on what is happening around it, you’ll be more aware. Therefore you will enjoy the little things in life more and more. Enjoy the silence.
3) You will improve your focus and you will be more productive. Meditation will let you sit still and concentrate on one thing, being aware. One study (1) shows by meditation for only about 10 minutes each day you’ll be more effective while solving problems. You'll get more productive
4) You’ll improve your learning and understanding. One study (2) did research about the relation gray matter (a matter, with the function of translating information into your brain) and meditation. And it showed that after 8 weeks of practicing meditation the amount of gray matter increased. So you’ll develop a better way of learning for sure!
How to practise meditation is simple,
You just have to find a quiet place. And make yourself comfortable. You don’t have to sit legged, you can of course. But you also can just sit on a chair or perhaps lay down. Straighten your back and be aware. Just make sure you don’t fall in sleep during the meditation. Focus on your surroundings. And be aware in the moment. Let your thought be, but be aware of them. Don’t stop them away.
You can start by listening to a guided meditation on youtube. It doesn’t matter how long you meditation but I recommend starting with 20 minutes. Try to make it a habit. Because if it is a habit, you will see the results quicker, A better you.
So you want to become your better self. Try meditation. It is simple.
When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is.
Let me know what your experiences are with meditation in the comments.