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How to Start Meditating


A few years ago, I struggled with anxiety and I used to overthink most things, worry about the future and ruminate about things I had done or said.  Anxiety impacted my ability to sleep, how I acted in social settings and I spent most of my time worrying about things that probably would never happen. 


I have found that meditation has been the most effective tool to help me with anxiety. When I was given a meditation cushion by my husband (boyfriend at the time), I thought that meditation will never help me and I can’t stop thinking long enough to be able to meditate.   These are the same excuses that I hear from my clients when I bring up the idea of meditation.


I have been meditating for several years now, almost daily. I have found it to help with my anxiety tremendously.  I feel happier, worry less and I sleep much better.  I believe there are a lot of misconceptions about meditation and I am including a few links to some videos that I think challenge all those misconceptions and help people realize that anyone can meditate. 


Why should you meditate? 

There is a great deal of research that has been done and continues to be completed on the effects of mindfulness meditation and it says that meditation will improve your health, happiness, productivity, self-control, social life, makes you wiser and changes your brain.


Check out these 20 great reasons you should give it a try:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-it/201309/20-scientific-reasons-start-meditating-today


I would encourage everyone to try to meditate for at least 21 days in a row.  Research suggests that it takes 21 days to form a habit and I believe that this is long enough for someone to start seeing some of the benefits of meditation.  There are lots of great apps for people that are just starting out with meditation.  A few of my favorite are:

  • Stop, Breathe & Think

  • Headspace

  • Calm

  • Insight Timer

  • 10% Happier

Chances are if you are looking at this site, you are looking to change something in your life so why not give meditation a chance and see what happens.  Try 10 minutes a day for the next 21 days and let me know what you think!  I truly believe it will make a significant difference in your life like it did mine.  Thanks for reading this and have a great meditation. 

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