Meditation is a technique that helps you relax and focus on your present situation. When meditating you go under the prevailing circumstances, analyze them and accept them. You can view it as a way of creating peace with you situations. All you need to do is sit down for a while and focus on your thoughts. This way you can get rid of the negative thoughts you may be harboring.
Now, am sure you are wondering how sitting still for like 20 minutes a day can help improve your health or happiness. Well, it can impact and in numerous ways.
According to research, quality of life depends on the quality of mind. This means that what is going on in your mind will to a large extent affect how you feel physical. The thoughts will also affect how you view things thus rendering you either happy or unhappy. When you clear you mind off all negativity (through meditation) you will be able to:
After meditation, you will be able to sleep better because you will have dealt with all those thoughts that keep you awake at night. Lack of sleep has been known to increase the chance of a person getting diseases like obesity, diabetes, and even high blood pressure. Thus when meditation allows you sleep soundly, it is equally helping you prevent these medical conditions.
It will also ensure you are not easily pissed by people and things thus keeping you blissful. This is because inadequate sleep tends to make people edgy and moody.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety pose major troubles for many people. They deprive you of your peace of mind making you do all sort of things. For instance gobbling a whole bowl of ice cream or drinking yourself silly just to make you feel better. However, these actions are detrimental to your health. Meditation will, on the other hand, have no effects on your health. Also when you are free of stress and anxiety, you will be able to nurture the relationships and hobbies that make you happy. See how meditation brings a string of good things? Oh and there is more. When you are stress-free, you will be able to do things that make you happy as well as relate well with people. You will not have your job anymore. All these will in turn bring forth happiness.
Feel happy almost always
Research has shown that meditation increases the levels of feel-good chemicals that reduce negative feelings. These are chemicals that foster positive emotions in a person and make them optimistic. Normally, bouts of sadness and depression sprout from the negative thoughts we have in our minds. When you meditate, all the negative feelings are repressed granting you lots of optimism. Optimistic people are ever happy because nothing ever weighs them down. They see what’s positive in everything. If you are optimistic, you will be able to enjoy your own company and will never feel lonely. This will in turn ensure you remain happy always.
This will in turn ensure you don’t engage in activities that can adversely affect your health like excessive drinking or over and under eating.
Boost your immunity
It has been proven that meditation helps increase immunity. Now, your immune system is an important pillar for your health. It will affect how often you get ill and how fast you recover. Thus when it is strengthened by meditation, it is like a guarantee to good health.
In matters of happiness, you cannot possibly be happy when the bad flu is weighing you down. Come to think of it, you may not even be able to engage in the activities that make you happy if you keep falling ill. Therefore when meditation increases your immunity, it will be increasing the chances of you being healthy as well as happy.
Meditation may appear like a simple routine, but it runs deeper. That half an hour you spend cleaning up your brain goes a long way to help you become healthier and happier. In the light of the things above, we can conclude that meditation should be incorporated in your search for happiness and good health.