We all have busy lives. Whether it's taking care of older adults, children or even ourselves. Sometimes, when life gets too overwhelming, it doesn't hurt to take a few minutes and just clear your mind.
According to Psychology Today, the benefits of meditation are immense. They range from helping people deal with insomnia, depression and even chronic pain.
Some of the different types of Meditation are:
Mindfulness Meditation: where you pay attention to sensations and thoughts.
Effortless Mediation: which is an unfocused type of meditation and geared towards people who are very focused.
And Breathing Exercises: Which if you have anxiety or depression (like yours truly) can help you achieve calm with soothing your nervous system.
One of the things I decided to do for myself is meditate this year along with my regular exercise regime.
Whether its for 10 min, 30 min or even 5. Take a pause!
If you can't take a class, download an app. All of these have fees, but they are worth it in the end. Especially for peace of mind.
Some really great apps include:
Calm: Which has music, meditation and nature scenes to help you.
Sattva: Which has guided meditations, a mood tracker and a heart rate monitor.
Headspace: Which has 10 sessions, classes, progress reports along with rewards.
So, tell me. How do you get your zen on?