Meditation for Your New Year Resolution Goals

Meditation has been shown to benefit both the mind and body, and it can really serve those who are dealing with stress. Plus, unlike many other types of self-improvement commitments, this practice doesn’t require a lot of time investment. Just being consistent is more beneficial than the duration.

Contrary to popular belief, meditating doesn’t necessarily mean achieving a blank brain without any thoughts, but rather becoming aware of those thoughts. This awareness of your thoughts is largely why meditation has been shown to have the following benefits-

Lowers Stress and Anxiety: mindfulness meditation affects our neurobiological responses to stressful situations or emotions, which helps with anxiety.

Regulating Emotions: Meditation gives you that ability to choose your actions, rather than acting on autopilot. It can help people control their emotions for the same reason it helps alleviate anxiety.

Break Bad Habits: Mindfulness helps you cultivate self-awareness, and self-awareness is the foundation of changing your habits because you start to see how what you’re doing affects you.

Couples who make their relationships work are the ones who also have the most fun and feel the most love, says psychotherapist Barton Goldsmith. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Benefit Relationships: Because good communication is key to the foundation of any healthy relationship, it makes sense that a practice that can help a person to listen and understand would be a useful tool for a partnership.

Sharpens Your Mind: Meditation might be a great way to keep your wits about you. Practicing mindfulness may also slow the onset and development of cognition-related conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Connected to Better Sleep: Meditation is often used for relaxation, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the practice can also help relieve insomnia and other sleep-related issues. 

Benefits Physical Health: the practice helps ease various stress-related conditions, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and levels of inflammation, thereby reducing the risk for heart attack, stroke and certain types of cancer.

New Year is all about new beginnings. So be open to new possibilities and embrace the healthier changes to improve your lifestyle.


Source: https://www.livestrong.com/article/13727850-benefits-of-meditation/

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.