Issue 4 of Build a Daily Meditation Habit
Looks like you're beginning to really build a solid daily meditation habit; great job! :)
Obviously you were curious enough to sign up for this course, and maybe you had already heard about the multiple ways that meditation can benefit you.
The biggest benefit has to do with reduced stress overall, as well as the ability to better handle stress as it comes up.
There are so few ways to decrease stress in our lives, which is why meditation is such a great habit.
A second benefit is that it will help you increase your ability to focus.
The third major benefit is an increase in mindfulness, which is the ability to be aware of what's happening in any given moment, as well as be aware of the emotions you're experiencing, but then being able to choose how to act, as opposed to letting your emotions overcome you.
While a little hard to understand at first, mindfulness gives you a lot more freedom and flexibility in your day, and has wider reaching ripple effects. For example, you won't lash out at someone later in the day because you're still mad or upset about something that happened earlier.
And because you'll be better able to choose how to act and react, you'll have much better interactions with everyone in your life.
I'll be talking about how this can have a bigger impact, beyond just yourself, in a later lesson.
All of these benefits grow over time, as you practice meditation more days in a row.
And there are a number of other benefits to be gained from meditation, but these three are the biggest.
Next step: do a 2 minute meditation session with the help of QuietKit.
Tomorrow I'll talk about how to turn meditation into a daily habit that'll stick with you.
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Build a Daily Meditation Habit
Too much stress in your life? Don't seem to have any healthy ways to deal with it?
Sadly, this is true for too many of us. We all face too much stress, and then the advice around stress is either "just don't be stressed," which doesn't help, or to indulge in distractions that don't actually help us deal with stress.
Yet there is a simple daily practice that can help us significantly decrease stress, and increase our ability to deal with stress when it comes up: meditation.
But even with all the scientific proof of meditation working, and so many people advocating for it, there remains a simple question: how do I get started?
In this course, John Turner, founder of QuietKit, a guided meditation platform, will help you get started with meditation, teach you how to approach it and think about it, and show you how to build meditation into a daily habit, so you can better face the challenges that life throws at you.
Over the course of one week, just 7 days, John will show you how become a meditator.