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Mindfulness and meditation are not only becoming popular topics but also becoming popular practices. It is thought that it will be the next big health revolution with the public. In this list, you will find various ways in which mindfulness and meditation can help in the well-being of a person in different circumstances and stages of their lives.
#1 Enhances Brain Performance
Researchers have found that meditation activates areas of the brain that are associated with a person’s memory retrieval. This also produces an enhancement in brain performance.
#2 Promotes Creative Thinking
Who doesn’t want to be more creative with their thinking? In 2014 a study was performed and found that there are certain meditation techniques that can help promote more creative thinking. So if you’re looking to stir up the creative side of your brain you might want to consider meditation as a daily practice in your life.
#3 Reduces Stress
When actively practicing meditation it has been shown that the stress levels a person is experiencing are reduced. You don’t need to meditate for hours. If you can even just take a 10 or 15 minute break in your day to meditate you can help bring down your stress levels. 10 to 15 minutes is not hard to accomplish and easy to fit into your daily routine.
#4 Taking the Edge Off Anxiety
Anxiety is a very difficult symptom to cope with. It can cause all kinds of performance levels at work and at home. Sometimes anxiety can also become debilitating and cause people to isolate themselves from the world around them. If you can take 30 minutes out of your day to practice meditation or mindfulness, you can bring down your levels of anxiety.
#5 Lower the Risk of a Stroke or Heart Attack
When practicing meditation or mindfulness you will be able to lower your blood pressure which can also help with less anger and stress. The more you put this practice into your daily routine, you will have better results. This can also help people who take blood pressure medication. Although it may not allow you to avoid taking the medication for everyone, some people might be able to come off the medication by keeping the meditation a regular practice.
There are different kinds of mindfulness meditations which can easily be found with a simple google search. There are many more benefits than just the five listed above and I would encourage you to explore all the ways this practice can benefit your mental wellness.
Better brain performance, increasing creative thinking, reducing stress, bringing down anxiety level and lowering blood pressure will surely help in keeping a good mental wellness. Mindfulness and meditation can both be a great benefit in your life when practiced regularly. Remember you only need 10 to 15 minutes, or 30 minutes maximum of your time to practice mindfulness and or meditation.
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