Crush Your 2020 Goals With The Help Of Meditation
“To a mind that is still. The whole universe surrenders.”
If you’ve ever practiced any sort of meditation you might surely know how difficult it is to keep your mind still.
For the people who have never tried, remember the last time when you were on diet and how difficult it was to resist the feeling of eating a piece of cake.
10X that and you get meditation.
Now you may think is meditation worth the effort?
I would say, Daaaamn Yes.
But if you would’ve asked me before 10 years the answer would be a NO.
Only after consistently putting it into practice was I able to get returns to that effort.
And, man, it was a lot more than I’d have ever expected.
Here is a brief idea on how and where meditation can help you:
Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation.
One study including over 3,500 adults showed that it lives up to its reputation for stress reduction.
Many styles of meditation can help reduce stress. Meditation can also reduce symptoms in people with stress-triggered medical conditions.
In 2020 the need to reduce stress will be more than ever.
Less stress translates to less anxiety.
Habitual meditation helps reduce anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
And, thus an increased ability to handle pressure situations.
Some forms of meditation may help you develop a stronger understanding of yourself, helping you grow into your best self.
A study of 21 women fighting breast cancer found that when they took part in a tai chi program, their self-esteem improved more than it did than in those who received social support sessions.
The reason why most successful entrepreneurs credit meditation for their success.
Lengthen Attention Span
Focused-attention meditation is like weight lifting for your attention span. It helps increase the strength and endurance of your attention.
Even meditating for a short period may benefit you. One study found that four days of practicing meditation may be enough to increase attention span.
Help Relationship Satisfaction
Several studies find that a person’s ability to be mindful can help predict relationship satisfaction — the ability to respond well to relationship stress and the skill in communicating one’s emotions to a partner.
Imagine how amazing your year will go.
Meditation develops mental discipline and willpower and can help you avoid triggers for unwanted impulses. This can help you recover from addiction, lose weight and redirect other unwanted habits.
A 2012 Brain, Behavior and Immunity study of 40 adults between the ages of 55 and 85 showed that a two-month mindfulness meditation program was linked with reduced loneliness.
Practicing meditation has been a life changing habit that I cultivated along these years.
As I kept getting better at it, I also educated myself to know about specific techniques of guided meditation for Better Health, Higher Income, Better Sleep etc.
Meditation helped me to become self aware that led me to shift my career from being a Journalist to a Life Coach and change the lives of 1000’s of my students using these same techniques.
I saw how they were struggling to keep their mind focused and the amount of difficulty they faced to practice meditation consistently.
The ones who struggled the most, became the ones who got the most out of meditation.
I know you might’ve made multiple resolutions for this new year and I’m not going to add one more to that list.
But, I am pretty sure that if you even meditate for 5 minutes a day, for 1-2 months, achieving your goals and resolutions would become a lot easier.
If you’re committed but doubtful or afraid that you can’t follow it for this long, then you can take the help of a mentor who believes in you and regularly pushes you towards your dreams and goals.
As simple as it sounds, meditating can someday become really tough.
But, remember not to be harsh on yourself.
It’s ok if a day isn’t the best, what’s important is that you still did it.