Having an overly-busy mind isn’t always a good thing – without taking time to sit back and relax, things like insomnia and stress can creep up on us, without any real tell-tale signs.
Many of the activities we think we do to unwind, such as watching TV or browsing the web, still have our brains firing off at some speed. Allowing your mind and body to slow down - if only for a few minutes - can have significant health benefits, and meditation is one of the most effective ways to do that.
With practice (and patience), meditation can:
• reduce stress and anxiety levels
• improve concentration
• boost happiness and positive thoughts
• increase self-awareness
• give you a better night’s sleep
• lower blood pressure and boost the immune system
On top of all that, it feels great. Just a short 10-minute meditation break can have you feeling revitalised, refreshed and ready to face the world again. What’s not to love?