From broken families to falling economies, there is a lot to stress and be anxious about. The continuous un-answered questions, work, servicing loans, children, social media and a future that’s not predictable keep the mind wandering. The mind is always on the wheels! For this, we have resorted to temporary solutions like drug abuse, domestic violence and gambling to escape the harsh reality. But here is an option that has a lasting remedy; MINDFULNESS MEDITATION!

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you are sensing and feeling at the moment without interpretation or judgement. A practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to the present-moment experience without evaluation.

Clinical studies have documented both physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in different patient categories as well as in healthy adults and children. It presents with a number of benefits in reducing stress and anxiety. Here are some of the ways in which mindfulness meditation can help;

  • Lowering cortisol levels

Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to lower cortisol levels, which can help to reduce the physical symptoms of stress such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Increasing resilience

Mindfulness meditation can help to increase our ability to cope with stress and adversity. By learning to be present and non-judgmental, we become better equipped to handle life’s challenges.

  • Improving sleep

Stress and anxiety can often lead to difficulty sleeping. Mindfulness meditation can help to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing racing thoughts.

  • Improving emotional regulation

Mindfulness meditation can help to improve emotional regulation by increasing your awareness of your thoughts and feelings. This can help you to respond to challenging situations in a more calm and measured way.

  • Improving overall well-being

Mindfulness meditation can help to improve overall well-being by reducing symptoms of depression, improving self-esteem and increasing feelings of happiness and contentment.

Though nothing suggests that mindfulness is a stand-alone treatment for a disease nor the most important ingredient for a healthy life, practicing it makes you feel better over time. Make a life twist, there is time!

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