Mindfulness meditation isn’t ‘mumbo jumbo’ nor does it have to be spiritual or religious. It’s simply about taking time out from our busy lives to look after our mental health. It’s about accepting things as they are. It’s about being curious rather than judgmental or fearful. By focusing on now rather than worrying about the future or even the next 5 mins we can experience calm and help ease conditions like anxiety and depression. In recent studies mindfulness meditation has been shown to be more effective than antidepressants and it’s helped patients cope with chronic pain and other physical illnesses.
For me, it’s been an effective way to calm my overactive and anxious brain. It brings me down from a panic attack and relaxes me enough so I can sleep. It’s definitely not a quick fix and can take a lot of practice but it really is worth the effort. Here are some links to information about mindfulness meditation and some free downloads to get you started. You can also get some pretty good free mindfulness apps.
Do you practice Mindfulness meditation? I would love to hear your experiences with it.
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