In the past year, I have truly come to appreciate and enjoy the benefits of taking time breathe and learn the technique of mindfulness meditation.
Now, if you know me, you will know that I find it very difficult to stop. If I’m not busy, I’m wondering why! Sound familiar?
So, when I had to work my way through a few challenges and struggles over the past couple of years, which was affecting my stress levels, my ability to cope and my sleep, I realised I need to maybe give this meditation and mindfulness a go.
I first started with Smiling Mind, and I feel in love with the simplicity of the meditations. I also loved, and still love, the fact that you don’t have to dedicate a lot of time unless you want to. You can do 2 minutes or 30 minutes. And, there are programs for school-aged children, teenagers and adults. There’s even specific programs for the classroom, sports and for the workplace.
As I have written in a previous blog, Just Breathe , taking the time to stop and breathe deeply will instantly calm you down both mentally as well as physically. It will help relax your entire body, and, once you have calmed yourself, you are better able to cope with what you need to do or work out how to move forward.
So, learning to be mindful and meditate greatly benefits both your physical and your emotional wellbeing, and in time, bring a little more balance to your life. Which, as a Mum or Mum-To-Be, is something we all want, don’t you agree?
So, if you haven’t given it a go yet, I recommend you do. It may take you a few tries to get the hang of it, but it’s definitely worth it.
Download the Smiling Mind App for free and experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation.