Learning how to meditate properly can help improve your life in ways you may not even realize!
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I remember being little and not being able to sleep. For years I had trouble settling my brain until sleep dragged me under. One night, in particular, stands out.
I must have been 10 or so and I probably had gotten up for the eighth time to go get a glass of water or wander aimlessly around the house and my mother came into my bedroom when I returned. She told me to close my eyes and imagine something peaceful like dolphins or something. I don’t find dolphins peaceful, but I know that I imagined a lake, I always did love the mountains.
At the time I didn’t realize it but that was one of my earliest versions of learning to meditate. Since then, I have learned a lot more, but there is still more to go!
Some of the benefits of learning to meditate properly.
Many fell into this path of the pursuit of enlightenment much as I did. Maybe you were feeling depressed and anxious or any number of other things. But at some point, you decided you were sick and tired of being sick and tired so you shifted your stinking thinking to finding the positive.
If you did, I am so proud of you! You deserve all of the light and happiness that this world has to offer and I congratulate you on trying to find it! One of the most powerful ways to do that is by learning how to meditate.
What happens when you meditate:
- You reduce stress
- Increase focus
- Reduce pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Increase creativity
- Increase memory
- Fine emotional balance
Among many more benefits!
There is an art to it!
As much as I would like it if it was as easy as sitting down and feeling peaceful, there is a little bit more to it. In my experience, I benefit greatly from having someone guide me through meditation as opposed to trying to meditate on my own.
Some of my favorite self-help gurus are Dr. Wayne Dyer, Rachel Hollis, and of course Gabby Bernstein. Gabby has been instrumental in my developing a peaceful and easy state of mind lately and I have been sharing a lot of her tips lately because they are so wonderful!
Most recently I joined her 21 Day Meditation Challenge, and I look forward to learning from her and sharing more of her amazing techniques for how to meditate properly and increase my overall contentment with life. If you want to join you can get 50% off with code MM 50 FRIEND. Gabby even shares about how to eliminate money blocks which has been a fun thing to do together with my husband (check it out in my stories).
My favorite tips for meditating.
While I don’t know all of Gabby’s tricks yet, I do know some from other people like Sage and Tony Robbins. When listening to their Freedom Guru app visualizing a bright light entering through my head and entering every part of my body was a powerful exercise that brought me a ton of peace. The music that accompanied the app was incredibly helpful as well.
Furthermore, I would listen and meditate to the app while I was outside because it was early in the summer and the sunshine did more for me than probably anything else! I would listen while I sat in a patch of sunshine next to a small stream by my house and listened to it gurgle away while Sage spoke to me.
Other things I enjoy when meditating include comfortable clothes, crystals, and essential oils for peaceful smells. You are supposed to clear your mind and I find that focusing on these little things through my five senses helps reduce my anxiety so that I can focus.
What about you? I would love to hear your favorite things for meditating below!
If you are looking to expand your peace of mind I highly suggest reading Gabby’s book Spirit Junkie, you will definitely relate if you are in recovery like Gabby and myself.
And if you want a condensed version grab my Mindset Mastery for Mom Entrepreneur’s Guide that is filled with 13 plus techniques that I have picked up over the years.
Here’s to your best life!