Need help to ‘slow down’? Try meditating!
Karl from Vitruvian Health shares a method that will help you ‘slow down’ from daily life.
Take a moment today to ‘breathe in the serenity’. What does this mean? Take the time to meditate, reflecting on the day to come.
We know what you’re thinking: who has the time to meditate? The absence of meditation in one’s life is largely due to this mindset; that meditation is something one ‘can’t’ do. However, this is an excuse made by those who struggle to sit still long enough, or feel unable to block out intrusive thoughts whilst reflecting.
However, meditation provides benefits to not only your emotional well-being, but also your overall health, by bringing a sense of calm, peace and balance to your body. These effects are able to translate to life throughout the day, and can aid in managing symptoms of stress.
The great thing is, you don’t have to be Buddha to learn how to meditate. Quite simply, meditation can be done in any number of ways, not just the typical legs-crossed ‘ohm-ing’ way of meditating.
The aim of meditation is to create an opportunity to check in with yourself and observe how you are feeling. This means you can meditate whilst having your morning coffee sitting in a cafe, on your lunch break sitting under the Sun, in your office or even your living room – or even just lay in the grass looking up at the sky.
While doing this you can simply take a step back and listen to the sounds around you, your breath, and observe the thoughts running through your head.
After a few minutes of doing this, you may notice a slight shift in your mind – like things have slowed down a bit so that you can engage better with what is happening in the present rather than being caught up in your head.
Incorporating a few minutes of meditation into your daily routine can help greatly with improving your mental cognition and reducing brain fog, allowing you to be more productive and work and in your daily lifestyle.
This article was provided by Vitruvian Health.