How Meditation Changed My Life for the Better
By Kimmery Moss
Chances are, you've heard of meditation.
Chances are, you've tried meditation.
Chances are, if you don't have a daily meditation practice, that you tried to start one and it frustrated the hell out of you, so you gave up.
Believe me, I've been there.
I'm here to urge you to try again, or to try for the first time, if you've never given meditation a real shot.
IT WILL HELP YOU SO MUCH.
Personally, my meditation practice has had enormous benefits for me:
my creativity has been awakened in new ways,
my moods have improved,
my health has changed,
my sleep has become more restful, and
my quality of life has skyrocketed!
Got anxiety, addictions, depression? It will help with those too.
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Here’s my story:
I started meditating for a number of reasons…
One of the reasons was creativity, as I was feeling stuck in the process of writing my first book.
Another reason was that it intrigued me, it seemed cool and interesting, and I just wanted to know more about it.
The biggest reason, and the reason I ultimately committed myself to meditation, was that I was experiencing an uncomfortable level of anxiety in my life.
The truth was, however, that my life wasn’t all that stressful on paper. I was essentially “living the dream” but not feeling all too happy about it. I had a wonderful husband, a home, food to eat, sweet dogs to love and play with, a healthy body… I had everything a person could want. It didn’t make sense to me to have a great life and not be able to enjoy it. I had to do something.
As a yogi, I had heard about meditation time and time again, and so I decided to give it a shot after seeing a post on @MikiAsh’s Instagram page. She said it was the single best thing she’d ever done for herself. I saw it as a sign from the universe to get started right away.
Around the same time, I made some dietary changes, set up some routines for myself like positive affirmations in the morning, and began to commit more seriously to journaling and self-exploration. Meditation was only one piece of the puzzle for me, but it was the biggest and most helpful piece.
I got a pillow. I downloaded an app. I set a reminder on my phone, and this is what happened…
I did it every morning. Sometimes it felt fabulous. I felt a sense of peace and love emanate from my inner core. Other times, it was truly frustrating, annoying, or just difficult.
I still did it every day. I started with 12 days. Then 30 days. Then it just became a part of my life.
I learned that meditation is really about sitting with yourself and learning to be your own best friend. Learning to listen to what you think about, without judgement, day after day.
Well, I felt better.
I felt more in tune with myself.
I felt happier with a morning routine that brought me consistency and structure.
My creativity increased.
I stopped waking up worried in the middle of the night.
I began to feel guilt, shame, and anxious thoughts melt away.
I began to fall in love with myself, slowly, 10 minutes at a time.
Oh, and I also lost weight, became easier to talk to, and had a whole lot less of those “mood swing” things that us ladies can sometimes have.
Basically, I was a happier human who was easier to be around. It was a win/win.
So, are you convinced yet?
My guess is that you probably are.
The problem lies with actually doing it. I feel you.
When our lives get crazy, it's hard to imagine adding just one more thing to the pile, but as you just read, it's totally worth it.
Carve out just 10 minutes for yourself every day.
Believe me, you’ll thank yourself for making the effort.