Most of us know that daily meditation is “good for you”, but what are the reasons to do it every day? Most people experience stress and tension every day from work, school, their relationships… All this harms the body, the mind and the quality of life. Daily meditation will help you release that stress and tension, or better yet, teach you how to not create it at all. We put together this list of 10 positive reasons to meditate daily:
1. Your life will be more clear and calm
The hustle and bustle of every day life can fill our minds with chatter and create nervous energy. Daily meditation helps that chatter melt away. In its place come feelings of peace, calm and a sense of awareness.
2. Difficult problems will have clear solutions
Meditation teaches us the ability to accept and face obstacles with clarity. We are able to think clearly and become less reactive and more accepting.
3. Lower your blood pressure
Science has proven that meditation lowers blood pressure, reducing stress and improving your health.
4. Strengthen your connection to a higher power
Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his book, Getting in the Gap, says, “The paramount reason for making meditation a part of our daily life is to join forces with our sacred energy and regain the power of our Source (God). Through meditation, we can tap in to an abundance of creative energy that resides within us, and a more meaningful experience of life, which enriches us permanently. By meditating, we come to know God rather than knowing about God.”
5. Reduce stress in your life
Again, meditation has a profound effect on your stress level. You’ll access deeper levels of relaxation; decrease muscular tension, headaches and muscle pain; reduce the frequency and intensity of anxiety attacks.
6. Feel rested
The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. In meditation – your mind is alert, and all other organs are in deep rest.
7. You’ll increase your productivity
Meditation is known to improve awareness, concentration, overall energy, innovation problem-solving, and stress management – all factors that will lead to higher productivity.
8. Live longer
Science has proven that meditation improves health and lowers stress. Live a longer, stress-free life with daily meditation.
9. People want to be around you
Meditating regularly fills you with positive energy. This effectively makes you pleasant to be around and people will naturally gravitate toward you.
10. You feel fantastic throughout your day!
Plain and simple – you’ll feel great. Meditation increases serotonin, your “happy hormones”. This means a better mood and a boost for those dealing with problems associated with low serotonin, like headaches, depression, or even obesity.
If you are already a daily meditator, what other positive benefits have you found with your practice?