Meditation is good for you, it’s supposed to calm your mind and you should feel less stressed. In theory, we all know that. But then we get caught up in our daily routine and think I don’t have time for doing nothing and how many minutes should I even invest in meditation? Think about how much time you spend on Facebook, Instagram or watching TV? That’s how many minutes you can devote to meditation. 🙂 If you feel like you need some science-based factors for motivation, here you go:
- helps you to focus
- improves your memory and attention
- decreases depression and anxieties
- lowers high blood pressure
- increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
- improves your creativity
According to studies from the UC San Francisco meditation can also help you to lose weight. By implementing a daily meditation practice and learning to eat mindfully you will feel fewer cravings.
If you feel like it’s too hard to do a meditation practice every day, start with just two minutes a day. You will feel the difference immediately and can increase the minutes slowly. Once you’ve started your daily practice, stick to it at least for 21 days. That’s all we need to implement a new habit and after those three weeks you will find out how much happier and calm you feel.
Your mind and body will thank you over and over again.