Does meditation reduce Stress? That and more!!

The benefits of meditation, how do I count the ways? There are too many to count actually. But I can list a bunch of them. These are also all science based.

Starting now:

  • Increases happiness and health. Positive emotions, life satisfaction, immune function all increased with a consistent meditation practice. Pain and inflammation decreases. Did you know that inflammation has been shown to cause cancer? How is that for awesome?
  • Boosts your social life by increasing social connection and reducing loneliness.
  • Gives you an awesome heart because you have improved empathy & compassion, generating more helpfulness and increases your resilience .
  • Gives you an uber brain! You will have increased attention and memory. You will have increased brain matter for thought, positive emotions, emotion regulation and self control.
  • Increases wisdom and perspective. Meditation can help take a step back from your challenges and give you a keener insight to help you solve what ails you.
  • It is a blues beater!! Meditation decreases anxiety, stress and depression!! Did you know that stress increases your risk of cancer enormously?
  • It is the in thing to do!! The number of people with a steady meditation practice increases every day with 8% (18M steady meditators!) in 2012. This includes Oprah, NFL players and US Marines…you think there may be something to this?

So let me ask you this: Of the 1440 minutes in a day, you should be spending 480 minutes of those sleeping(that’s 8 hours). That leaves 960 minutes of your life every day. How much of that is spent watching TV, on Facebook or playing Candy Crush? That is how many minutes you can devote to improving your life with meditation.

Even just going outside and taking a walk in the sunshine not doing anything but looking and listening to the world around you is a form of mindfulness and meditation.

You are your Number One. Be you own hero and take care of yourself. The sooner you start, the better off you will be enjoying your euphoric life you had only dreamed about. Now you know how to get there.

14 thoughts on “Does meditation reduce Stress? That and more!!”

  1. I absolutely agree with what you have written here. Meditation is so beneficial for all sorts of different health issues (both physical and mental) but it is a pity that doctors don’t often suggest that patients give it a try.

    Meditation helped me deal with stress and depression.

    1. Yes there is so much more repair you can do outside of a medicine bottle. It is too bad it is not so much more accepted. Which is what I am working on. And I am glad it worked on you.

  2. I’ve bee practicing Taichi for a couple of months now and I was able to notice the difference already. I use to feel tired and unable to concentrate on simple tasks as I was always thinking too much. It’s a problem when you can’t stop thinking about the next thing to do and can’t get anything done. Meditation has helped me see how taking a step back or a break can really improve the final results in any aspect of my life.

  3. Perfectly agreed! Self-motivate is the key to reduce my stress.

    every time when I stress and overthink for something, I will keep reading to the motivation books and articles. That help much!

    besides that, I often listen to light and easy music to help me to release my stress too!

  4. There is a lot to be said for slowing down and having mindfulness. I take it that mediation comes in all different shapes and sizes for people.

    I wonder if humans will ever make it to “Lucy” level and optimize more than 10% of our minds.

    The results seem limitless. Thanks for the insight!

    1. Hah!! Funny you mention Lucy. It being possible to reach Lucy level without drugs being put directly inside of you is something I like to explore. I would say that is supreme manifestation, yes?

  5. Thank you for sharing this! I have been wondering about starting meditation (and yoga) but I wasn’t too sure whether or not I would really wanna invest my time into it.

    I liked how you included science backed health benefits. I have a friend who offers mediation and yoga classes for $12 per session. I think I’ll look into that! Thanks again!

  6. 960 minutes!
    That puts things in perspective.
    We should be very thoughtful of all the things we do but I would say that meditation is on the the top of my list of things to do. My days are not as good when I don’t meditate.
    Its nice to know that I have 960 minutes to be as conscience and aware as I can be

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