One of the most beneficial things you can do in your life is quiet your mind at least 10 minutes each day. Your mind is sometimes like a scratched vinyl record. The needle gets stuck. You keep playing the same thought pattern over and over and over.
It's easy to lift the needle to reset your mind. Consciously stop the internal chatter and clear your mind by focusing on your breath. Follow your breath moving in and out of your body. As an unhealthy, sabotaging thought arises, replace it with a positive, supportive one.
Many of us are habitually on autopilot. Rather than unconsciously focusing on what you don’t want, engage your powerful mind to momentarily concentrate on what you do want. In your mind see your goal already achieved. What does that look like? How does it feel?
Meditation is one of the best ways to loosen the grip of sticky emotions. Like pressing delete on a computer, you experience a quick mind dump. Then it’s easier to feel the default setting of peace.
The health benefits of meditation are impressive. Thousands of scientific studies have shown the benefits include stress reduction, better sleep, lower blood pressure, decreased depression and anxiety, improved cardiovascular function, and strengthened immunity.
You’ll quickly discover meditating a minimum of 10 minutes a day lifts your mood. You feel increased happiness and peace.