The number of anti-depressant pills being grabbed off store counters by the minute is staggering. We live in a fast-paced world, overloaded with insurmountable roles, responsibilities and a constant need to deliver quality performance.
Therefore, we endure life’s rat race every week, coursing through it in anticipation for a good weekend’s rest. In short, humankind has officially stopped living. We only exist nowadays. It’s no wonder why burnouts are flocked outside shrinks’ offices countrywide. And they keep increasing drastically by the day.
If you can relate to what I’m trying to say, then like me a few years back, you are probably looking for a good fix. Well, seek no further, for I am about to share a fell sweep solution with you to solve all your problems.
From your social life to wealth aspirations: meditation can set you down the course to success for sure. You can expect a better, more fulfilling life because of it. A life ingrained with positive energy, laughter, happiness and littered with the sweet fruits of triumph. How is this possible? Here are four ways it can help you wake up an improved version of yourself a few weeks down the line.
Boost Your Genius With Superhuman Concentration
I’m pretty sure we have all been there: your boss is having a serious chat with you, but you just can’t make out what he/she is saying. Not because they have a weird accent, but for the simple reason that your brain is too tired to make sense of what comes out their lips. This happens to the very best of us, especially when those extra working hours start weighing down on you. Unfortunately, this can put you in a hot seat. In fact, you even stand to lose your job over the bloopers that you might make in consequence of your lack of concentration.
Your brain needs a good jumpstart to keep you alert all day long. Sharpen your focus every morning and you can always expect a productive day ahead for weeks on end. Simply meditate for a few minutes, every morning using an object intriguing enough to draw all your attention and block out everything else. Most people prefer using either a rose or a burning candle.
Once you’ve figured out what works for you, find somewhere quiet and secluded. Sit on the floor with your legs folded under you, placing the object at your front. Using all your bodily senses, concentrate on the one object and all its intricate details. Do this for as long as you can, letting nothing else intrude your thoughts. It will be hard at first, but it will get easier with time.
Bump Up The Positivity In Your Life
Positivity is the seed of success in all endeavors of life. This applies to all aspects, including the kind of relationship you share with your loved ones and the struggles of your grind in your career. Unfortunately, life has us surrounded by negative energy wherever we go. We just can’t shake it.
And Negativity, in contrast with the positive energy, is the seed of failure in every aspect of life. We have to vanquish it completely so that it never weighs down on our success. How will we be able to achieve this?
Again, the answer is meditation. This time, sit in a quiet room and envision the best scenery of a natural environment conjured up from your fondest of memories. Close your eyes and maintain this in your head for as long as you can, taking in the beauty of your imaginary surroundings with every sense of your being. This is also a great exercise to do when you are out in the countryside.
With the already existing, breathtaking scenery of nature, you won’t even need to use your imagination. This is a brilliant way to fuel your brain with positive thoughts and cast away all the negative ones.
An Excellent Stress Control Measure
With all the work and responsibilities we carry on our shoulders, there is little to no room for rest or relaxation. Family vacations and leisure times seem more and more of distant realities every single day. Consequently, all that stress and anxiety from work builds up, making us moody and hostile to be around. This is a key reason why diseases such as heart failure and strokes are on the rise with our current generation. It is also why so many marriages aren’t doing so well these days.
However, by taking up this ancient practice of deep contemplation, you rid yourself of all tensions and embrace positive energy. By having long sessions focused on nature and all its beautiful wonders every morning, you will expel all those thoughts weighing in on your mind.
You will slowly learn to relax, control your emotions and develop the patience and tolerance to overlook tiny obstacles that come between you and your happiness. Not only will this make you a happier person, it will also put you in a better position to focus on what truly matters to you in life.
Meditation Is The Fountain Of Youth
Once you achieve the first three benefits, a better, stronger immune system will ensue. Your body will eventually become more resilient against a variety of daily, small ailments, allowing you to live a life full of health and vitality. When this happens, your aging process will take on a slower gear so that you may enjoy a longer, more satisfying life.
Thanks to all the positive energy you will exuberate, the right people will want to be a part of your life. This will open up so many opportunities for you that will ultimately lead to your inevitable success.
So, it’s about time we all got ourselves the best meditation cushions out there and started sharpening our wits. Our minds, bodies, and souls definitely need this.
Nancy Moore is the founder and creator of Fitnessgrams. She created Fitnessgrams.com to be a haven for people looking to get fit, boost their health, lose weight, or improve their well-being. Here you will find experiences, workouts, information from the experts, healthy living tips, and tools to find well-being and balance.