Meditation and Happiness: 10 ways meditation will make you happier and healthier
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Gandhi
Did you know that some of the world’s most successful people – including professional athletes, actors, business-people, artists, and spiritual leaders, attribute their success to one thing, above all else?
It’s called the ‘Power of positive thinking’.
If you want to successfully change your attitude, it’s important to know that, your thoughts, expectations and beliefs attracts everyone and everything into your life (both positive and negative).
The quest for happiness has always been an underlying factor for making major life decisions. Whether it’s career move, investments, relationships or even family decisions, the question “Will I be happy?” has been tough to answer.
If so, then experiences validating these thoughts are exactly what you will attract into your life.
Good thing for you, there is a very effective solution.
What is it? What is the secret to making positive thinking? What is the secret to inbound happiness?
Meditation. In order to experience change in your thoughts, experiences and happiness it is necessary to melt the layers of your subconscious mind.
Meditation melts all the layers of worry, anxiety, depression and fear clogging up your thought process.
Deep meditation upgrades 9 key brain regions. The results? So many benefits: less stress, more happiness, more success, deeper sleep, easier learning, better memory, higher IQ and EQ, just to name a few. Change your brain, change your life.
Here are 10 ways meditation can bring more happiness, health and well-being into your life.
- Anxiety reliever
Why is meditation such a powerful anxiety reliever?
From building neurotransmitters, to quieting mind chatter, to cooling the amygdala, meditation can reduce your anxiety levels.
- Flowing creativity
Meditation can help you awaken the creative parts of your brain (even works for non-creative types). Studies have shown that meditation can enhance your ability to come up with creative ideas.
- A healthier body
Meditation is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health. It can improvise and turn-on our genes that protect you from pain, high blood pressure and infertility, among other benefits.
- Kindness to others
This is one of the most amazing benefits of meditation- it can make you kinder and can open your heart. People who meditate regularly are more empathetic and compassionate towards other people. What a beautiful gift to the world.
- Mental clarity
Meditation has been linked to better focus, concentration and attention to details. It can re-wire your brain to strengthen the parts associated with attention and sensory processing.
- Greater happiness
It can increase the levels of feel-good hormones, like endorphins and serotonins. Meditation increases your capacity for happiness and reduce your propensity towards negativity.
- Immunity booster
Drinking the green smoothies and working out regularly, but still catching winter flu? Well, here’s the solution. Meditation boosts your immune system, increasing your chances of staying well.
- Less stress
Feeling overwhelmed and tires by a hectic/crazy week? Meditation can help you stay calm and centered during challenging situations.
- Restful sleep
Meditation can help you let go of those circling thoughts that keep you from drifting off at night. You’re also more likely to have deeper, more refreshing sleep, so you’ll wake-up feeling energized.
- Sharper memory
Meditation can improve your memory and help you stay attentive for a longer period of time. This is particularly important in our digital world, where our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter.
Without the willpower to put in the hard yards today, the dream of a better tomorrow will be just ‘A dream’. Luckily, willpower is never set in stone. All the great ones had it, you can have it too. Become “willpowerful” with meditation.
There’s just one way to see if meditation has a similar positive effect on your life. Try it!
Set yourself a 7-day meditation challenge. Ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes at night. Use a calendar to mark down the days.
You’ve got nothing to lose – twenty minutes a day (or even ten) is not much to ask from a big juicy 24 hours.
And if you don’t find it helpful, well, at least you had the courage to give it a go. And that’s what true living is all about.