The Benefits of Daily Meditation


After my dad committed suicide in 2019, I fell in a deep depression that lasted mostly all year. This has been one of the hardest time of my life and an ongoing battle that I had to fought hard to come out of. Being depressed, I needed to find ways to help my mental health and get back on track. This is where meditation came in my life and has ever since been a daily practice of mine. The benefits of meditation are numerous. What personally improved in my life is my ability to control stress and be more focus and present in anything I am doing. Meditation trains your brain to focus it’s attention with powerful strength on what you decide to put your mind into.

Meditation is an ancient wellness practice that focuses on training awareness, attention, and compassion.

In recent years, research has found that meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, and increase feelings of calm and relaxation.

Meditation has also been showed to lower the connection in your brain between your frontal lobe and the amygdala which controls the fight or flight response. This allows you to have a better control over your emotions and reactions to stress. This was one of the best benefit for myself while I was depressed.

How to meditate

Mindfulness meditation can be done anywhere that you can focus. Here are a few steps to help you meditate:

Sit in a quiet space. Make sure there is nothing to disturb you and your phone is on silent.

Sit comfortably. Use a cushion, blanket, or chair. Sit straight, but don’t tense up: your body should feel relaxed.

Breathe gently. Focus your attention on your breathing. Use this as your anchor. Alternatively, you can begin with a body scan: focus on each part of the body, down from your toes and up to your head, pausing to notice the sensations.

Let distractions come and go. Once your mind wanders, acknowledge the thought that has distracted you, and try to let it go as fluidly as it came into your head. Then, gently bring your attention back to your breath.
Getting distracted when meditating is inevitable, and one of the biggest worries for beginners — but distraction is a necessary part of the process.

With regular practice, you will become better and better and you will start to notice a sense of peace and calmness being more and more present into your daily life.

Research has found that meditation can have many health benefits, such as:

Better focus and concentration
Improve self-esteem and self-awareness
Reduce stress
Help manage anxiety or depression
Fight addiction
Control pain
Promote altruistic behavior

so with that being said, what are you waiting for to start incorporating this practice in your daily routines. Happy meditation people and enjoy a better brain and a better life.

Coach Matt

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