Categories
Body icon
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View Topic
Life icon
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View Topic
Mind icon
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View Topic
Self Care icon
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View Topic
Soul icon
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View Topic
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View More
Categories
A life in motion is a life well lived. Move. Discover. Grow.
View Topic
True health lies in finding the perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit.
View Topic
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Regain control of your body and mind.
View Topic
Remedies sourced from nature help heal pains, both seen and unseen.
View Topic
Feed your body properly and you’ll nurture more than just the physical.
View Topic
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View More
Categories
Ease the way you move through life with simplicity and intelligence.
View Topic
Strengthening your relationships helps you celebrate who you’ve become.
View Topic
Raising children is the job of a lifetime. And you never get to retire.
View Topic
Our planet is a marvelous gift. Become the change the world needs by helping it heal.
View Topic
They’re an extended part of your family. Care for them the way they deserve.
View Topic
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View More
Categories
While you cannot escape the stresses of life, you can find shelter inside yourself.
View Topic
Calming anxiety, easing depression, and discovering peace of mind are within your grasp.
View Topic
Everyday tools, training, and techniques to convince your brain it can be so much more.
View Topic
From mantras for self-love to changing the way you look at wellness.
View Topic
category alt tag
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View More
Categories
The journey of self-discovery is never-ending. Embrace your journey.
View Topic
Feeling good about your outside impacts how you feel about your inside. Feel beautiful both ways.
View Topic
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View More
Categories
Dive into your practice and experience something new every day. Give your mind some space to grow.
View Topic
Feed your mind with powerful positive statements to help you believe in yourself.
View Topic
In a fast-paced world, sometimes the best thing you can do is to breathe.
View Topic
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Woman meditating by the beach
Image by dimitrisvetsikas1969 / Pixabay
233 Views
4 Min Read Time
0 Shares

How to Love Meditation

GR8NESS RATING
0
gr8 vote
GR8
0
meh vote
MEH
0
pass vote
PASS

Meditation is a practice that many people fall in love with as soon as they try it. Some of the health and wellness benefits include feeling happier, reducing stress and anxiety, and increasing your awareness. Best of all, it’s free and anyone can do it.

If meditation interests you but you don’t know how to get started, today is the perfect day to start. Here are some simple tips and rules to follow to help you get started on your path to a happier and calmer state of mind.

Start with Just 2 Minutes a Day

Taking the first step with anything that’s new is always the hardest part. We can all spare 2 minutes per day to find somewhere comfortable, isolate ourselves, and meditate if we want to. Start by finding somewhere quiet and taking some deliberate, slow, controlled breaths. You’ll notice a difference in how you feel just from doing this, and that is your introduction to meditation.

From there, you can start to explore short, guided tracks and peaceful meditation soundtracks to help you reach a deeper state of relaxation.

Do this for a week without missing any days and you’ll see and feel some of the positive effects and want to carry on. Increase the time you meditate each day by a couple of minutes per week until you find a duration you’re happy with.

Don’t Overthink It

One of the common mistakes beginners make is overthinking how they meditate. The most important thing is that you do it, not that you find the perfect time, a place to sit or lie down, or the best-guided track.

You’ll learn more about yourself and what works for you by simply putting in the time to meditate. Fussing over when and how you do it and trying to find the perfect moment makes it harder to clear your mind and relax. You can incorporate more into your sessions as you fall in love with meditating.

Try Different Techniques

There are hundreds of different ways to meditate. If the first techniques you try don’t work for you, try different techniques until you find what works. You will eventually find a technique for you.

For example, you may want an audio track to guide you through your sessions, or you may prefer to sit somewhere quiet and do it alone. Controlled breathing is often a focal point for people meditating. Mindfulness is another popular form of meditation practice. You may not like focusing on the moment and preferring to keep your mind as clear as possible.

Meditation is a personal experience. It’s about finding out what works for you and pursuing it further.

Meditate When It Really Matters

Meditation helps reduce stress, control anxiety, increase self-awareness, improve concentration, and improve sleep. It has a whole host of other mental health and wellness benefits, as well.

What better way to fall in love with the practice of meditation than when it really helps you improve your health and quality of life? If you deal with any of the health and wellness issues associated with the benefits of meditating, there is no better time to start than right now.

A lot of people start meditating as a natural solution to some issues they deal with. Then they carry on meditating as a way of life because they love how they feel as a result.

Don’t Forget to Check How You Feel

You can’t expect miracle results overnight as soon as you start meditating. At the same time, you do need to check in with yourself and see how meditating changes how you feel after you do it for a while.

It’s part of the process of being mindful and more aware of how you feel both mentally and physically. The more aware you are of the positive effects of meditation, the greater those effects will be. Take the time to reflect on what you get out of the sessions and how you changed.

Find Other People Who Meditate

The meditating community is passionate, caring, and thoughtful.

It might be because these are all core principles of meditating. It might also be because it becomes a lifestyle with so many positive health benefits that it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about it.

Either way, while meditating is a practice you mostly do alone, talking to other people who meditate or even joining them for group sessions will enhance your experience.

GR8NESS RATING
0
gr8 vote
GR8
0
meh vote
MEH
0
pass vote
PASS
Matt
GR8NESS Writer
Matt is a GR8NESS contributing writer on such subjects as pets, CBD, pain relief, sexual health, time management, and family & parenting. When he's not placed in the awkward position of referring to himself in the third person, Matt tries to keep two Dachshunds, an 18-year old daughter, and one wife blissfully happy but not necessarily in that order.
Learn More
Related Articles
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels

Coronavirus Relaxation Techniques to Practice Indoors [Video]

During times of stress, having a few relaxation techniques at the ready can help keep you grounded. It’s difficult when we are constantly bombarded with information, and facts seem to be changing every other minute. We’re dealing with unexpected issues like suddenly working from home, keeping kids occupied, and basically,...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Omid Armin / Unsplash

7 Life Hacks to Set Up a Meditation Practice

Meditation has many benefits that are backed by science. It's common to say to yourself "I should really start meditating," or have conversations with friends about the amazing things you hear about the practice. But you're busy, you're stressed, and you don't have a good place to meditate anyway. It's...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed

The Science of Meditation: Can it Improve Neuroplasticity?

Our brains are dynamic by nature, built to be adaptable and resilient. Science calls this quality neuroplasticity. This is the reason why stroke patients can relearn skills. Our brains actively grow and rewire themselves in response to new learning and stimulation. For this reason, many people use brain training to...
The URL has been copied