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Why Some People Swear by Meditating in the Morning

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Consider the meditators in your life. You can consider them because the chances are, everyone in their lives knows that they meditate. This is because for those that meditate and benefit from it are typically willing and mainly propelled to share its gift with well, everyone. Some people swear by meditation in general, and in that population of people are those who swear by meditating when they rise and quite literally shine.

Meditating in the morning might sound like an ordinary thing at first mention, but really, people are obsessed with it. Celebrity Oprah Winfrey and many others have even praised the ritual. When something works, it works.

The Morning Matters

Upon waking up, your mind is coming out of rest, and you experience your baseline state of emotion and mental capacity.

You have not yet been heightened by any triggers or stimulus of the day, and you’re freshly repaired. It’s a clean slate that can be easily amended one way or another by checking your phone — or starting the day without having a conscious grasp on the thoughts that inhabit your mind.

Invigorating and Boosting

Taking the opportunity to use this morning platform as your chance to set the tone for the day can instill a sense of empowerment. You might find yourself feeling sleepy and suddenly energized by the act of meditating. Everyone experiences a lack of energy from time to time.

Give yourself a morning boost by choosing to use the time for you, and executing. Meditating can activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which allows you to feel relaxed and ultimately leads to a spring of endorphins once you conclude meditating. You might even surprise yourself and forego caffeine.

Enhances the Day

Meditating first thing in the morning sets you in motion to maintain a level of consciousness throughout the day. It gives you the chance to set intentions for what you want, and what kind of day you’d like to gravitate toward having. It’s that whole “If you can believe it, you can achieve it” mentality.

Setting intentions is an avenue to grounding yourself and establishing a positive foundation for the day. Sounds GR8, I know. In case you’re wondering how that translates practically, meditating in the morning can enhance:

Prevention

If you experience anxiety, depression, or are just plain burned out—the last thing you need is for anything within your control to be working against you. How you wake up and start the day is luckily within that realm.

Though there are signs that it’s time to up the overall efforts to take care of yourself or look to a mental health professional, the act of meditation can serve well in terms of lessening or preventing symptoms.

Meditating in the morning is a simple and impactful way to set you going where you want to be while grounding you where you stand.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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