3 minutes of meditation is all you need
Yesterday I put out a challenge on Instagram after speaking with a girlfriend who asked if I meditate? I madly said NO but knew I had some "me time" which I thought was my little meditation session. I was wrong.
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I checked out my faithful fountain of knowledge friend Google and came across Psychology Today and scientific facts about;
Why we should meditate
It Boosts Your HEALTH
2 - Decreases Pain (see here (link is external))
It Boosts Your HAPPINESS
4 - Increases Positive Emotion (here (link is external)
5 - Decreases Depression
6 - Decreases Anxiety (see here (link is external)
7 - Decreases Stress
It Boosts Your SOCIAL LIFE
Think meditation is a solitary activity? It may be (unless you meditate in a group which many do!) but it actually increases your sense of connection to others:
8 - Increases social connection & emotional intelligence
9 - Makes you more compassionate (see here (link is external)
10 - Makes you feel less lonely (see here (link is external)
It Boosts Your Self-Control
11 - Improves your ability to regulate your emotions (see here (link is external)) (Ever flown off the handle or not been able to quiet your mind? Here's the key)
It Changes Your BRAIN (for the better)
13 - Increases grey matter (see here (link is external))
14 - Increases volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control
15 - Increases cortical thickness in areas related to paying attention (see here (link is external))
(fast forward the waves sound)
"Relax your jaw,
Straighten your back.
Relax your shoulders.
Take 3 deep breaths.
Meditate for 3 minutes."
There you have it! Now why wouldn't you want all of this for yourself? So I encourage you (challenge you) to share your 3 minutes per day with me. Upload on Youtube or Instagram and tag #TeamDani #3minsmeditate.
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