Meditation, in general, was for a long time considered to be a path that people with a spiritual bent of mind chose to follow. The benefits meditation could offer to your physical and mental health was unraveled and believed to be so only after a number of studies and researchers in the field convincingly proved it beyond doubt. Even so, with a number of meditation techniques in practice and new ones that keep cropping up from those who are practicing it really makes it tough for a beginner to choose and follow the right meditation for him. Mindful Meditation can be considered one of the easiest,and ideal form of meditation as it most applicable to make your daily lives stress free and anxiety free.
Habits die hard goes the saying. But, be mindful of whatever you do says mindful meditation. Mindful meditation holds the key to being able to change your habits, however bad they may be to better ones in order to lead a healthy life. Healthy life here means physical, mental and emotional well-being. These habits are difficult to cultivate but once done the fruits you enjoy will really make the effort worthwhile one. You will agree with me if I say that there are quite a number of things you would be doing without even knowing that you are doing it habitually and that it is not good for your health. Mindful Meditation is all about becoming aware of each and every move you make to understand its relationship with the whole you. The awareness will help you identify your problems and develop a resolve to overcome them. This by itself is the first step towards a healthy life.
Habits that will help you to be mindful
The habits that will help you be more aware and mindful include
- Physical activity– Physical activity keeps your body in fine shape and mind in an active state. It will also help you to ward away chronic diseases and reduces stress and Habits such as using the stairs instead of taking an elevator, implementing two-minute walking habit for every hour that you spend sitting etc are changes that can be made to the other=wise bad habit of being sedentary. you will get to know that you have been sedentary only when you practice Mindful Meditation
- Learn Forgiveness– You can get over the damage that negative feelings like anger, stress, and anxiety can cause to your body if you can forgive the person who angered you even without them having to apologize to you. The lesser the time you are angry, lesser the damage caused to your body. Mindfulness Meditation teaches you to replace negativity with positivity almost instantly, but only with practice.
- Eating Healthy-what you eat as well as how much you eat can affect not only your body and mind but your sleep too. If you do not get good sleep, it could lead to stress and other related disorders like depression. Remember eating is not a pastime. Cultivating the habit of eating the right food to the extent that you feel; physically satisfied can be cultivated with Mindful Meditation.
- Keep trying new things– Routine can be boring and demotivating. Trying to do new things that you have not tried before and engaged yourself in learning new things will help you avoid boredom and also help boost your self-esteem and confidence. This will help you in personal growth.
Apart from the above habits cultivating the habit of spending time with family and friends will help you live a happy life, mindfully.