Attaining Ageless Beauty: How meditation can help

Wake up at 5:45 am. Get the kids up. Make breakfast. Pack lunches. Be sure everyone is dressed and ready for the day. Drop kids off at school. Go to work. Perform at the office. Pick up kids from school. Make dinner. Do laundry. Help with homework. Get kids showered and ready for bed. The list can go on and on. Your to do list is probably longer than you might like it to be; inversely, the amount of time you have available to actually accomplish those to-dos is probably little to none. Life pushes us to go. It forces us to keep going and to do so non-stop and at breakneck speeds. This type of maddening busy lifestyle is often looked upon with admiration and a life of stress is chalked up as a productive life. While that may be true, it’s important to be aware of the state of your mind within all this chaos you’ve created for yourself. Being self aware and mindful have become increasingly important components of a healthy life. One way to maintain your mental health and insure that you’re bringing your best self to each and every day, is to practice meditation. Now, we all may have our own preconceived notions about who meditation is meant for and what all the actual practice may entail. However, giving this practice a chance may greatly improve your, and therein your family’s, quality of life.

Meditation is sometimes viewed as a very rigorous, time consuming, serious, and difficult practice. However, none of that is necessarily true. Meditation can be many things. The goal is to simply create some space in your mind for quiet; some space for reflection, perspective, and safety. Meditation provides the opportunity to rise above your chaotic life, even if just for a moment, and press pause on the non-stop movement.

Many argue that meditation is too difficult to practice, or say that they simply don’t know how to meditate. Well, luckily the only materials required are your mind and a place to sit. The only training required is nothing. To meditate, there really is no action required. Simply sitting in silence or with your eyes closed for as little as 2-5 minutes a day can greatly increase your chances of benefitting greatly in your everyday life. Find a comfortable chair, or sit or lay on the floor, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and do nothing. There are many guided meditations available across the internet for those who need a little more guidance, or find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time. Increase your happiness, and become the best version of yourself by taking the time to stop everyday and sit in silence, enjoy the quiet.

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