The Habit of Meditation
You have the power to choose what thoughts you focus on.
"Zen in Ten" is dedicated something that is near and dear to my heart. It is the practice of mindfulness meditation. If you just read that as started thinking "OH LORD! I don't have time for that" or "I've tried that, it doesn't work" or "I CAN'T do that"... I want you to stop for a second. I get it.
Honestly, I originally scoffed at the idea of meditation. I had severe and debilitating anxiety, and panic disorder and the thought of "turning off my brain" was utterly overwhelming, and when I tried it for the first time, I gave myself a panic attack. BUT!!! Once someone actually taught me the basics, I learned I was making it WAY too hard (impossible actually). I have grown to love this practice. There is something magical about it. I swear if you give it a shot you may find it changes your whole world!
Benefits, Benefits, It's ALL about the BENEFITS!
I love it, but for some reason even I feel challenged some days to get it in, but here is the deal though...there are too many benefits not to do it. While reading all of these benefits I want you to realize most of these have SCIENCE to back them up. Meditation is the habit that is too important NOT to make it a priority for yourself and the ones you love.
Improves immune system & energy levels
Improves breathing & heart rate
Reduces blood pressure
Reduces inflammatory disorders
Reduces heart & brain issues
Helps balance hormones
Increases mental strength & focus
Increases memory retention & recall
Improves cognitive skills
Improves decision making & problem solving
Improves your ability to process information
Improves your ability to ignore distractions
Enhances connection to Universal Intelligence
Enhances our connection to each other
Enhances relationship with True-Self
Improves overall quality of life
Improves overall mood
Reduces anxiety, worry & impulsiveness
Reduces stress, fear, loneliness & depression
Improves self-esteem & self-acceptance
This easy meditation is designed to help you begin a daily practice. The goal is to do at least 10 minutes of meditation every day for 10 days. After 10 days you’ll hopefully feel a bit more confident to continue the practice further and even gradually increase to 15-20 minutes of practice everyday.
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10 Day Meditation Journal
Tracking your progress is important. It helps to stay on target and see how your meditation practice improves your quality of life. If you can't see the clear benefit of your what you are doing, you are likely to give up when you have just begun. Putting any new habit into practice can be challenging, but I encourage you to give meditation a solid 10-day effort. Add a Personal Power Statement to stay motivated. This is a positive statement you can say to yourself everyday, or anytime you feel like skipping. An example would be “I’ve got this!”, “It’s only 10 minutes” or be like Nike & “Just Do It!”