Why Meditation For Women Can Have Exponential Benefits
There are so many women today who find themselves overwhelmed by their responsibilities and their struggle to find balance between career, relationships, friends, family, finances and personal fulfilment. Finding this balance can seem difficult or at times even impossible—but it doesn’t have to be.
There are so many women today who are learning to find the balance and inner peace that they seek through the art of meditation. It can help many women find happiness, success and even feelings of control. For the many women who feel like they are constantly working and grinding but just don’t feel like they are getting to where they want to go—there is meditation.
If you have been considering meditation, but still aren’t sure if it is for you, then you may want to look at some of the unique benefits that mediation can have for busy women who want to make positive changes in their lives. Meditation helps you learn how to be more in tune with your own thoughts and feelings and it helps you learn how to balance out the noise that may be holding you back from welcoming the changes that you want in your life.
Managing Your Emotions
One of the biggest benefits of meditation for many women comes with the fact that it can help women better control their emotions. If you are someone who feel as though emotions control your life and bring on feelings of stress, depression and anxiety—then meditation is for you.
Most people are actually first introduced to meditation as a way to help with negative emotions. Numerous studies on meditation have found that it is one of the most powerful ways to help those who struggle with depression, anxiety to learn to understand and manage their emotions when they feel as though they are out of control.
Regular meditation shows people how to find balance in their life and for many it has a very calming effect. If you feel as though feelings like anxiety throw you off balance, consider meditating. It will help bring that calm that you seek and it will teach you how to control your thoughts, feelings and emotions, even when they seem to be too much to handle.
Learning to Make Decisions
For so many people today, making decisions, particularly big and important decisions can be extremely stressful. This often causes a loud, and challenging inner dialogue that can only make it more difficult to focus on the task at hand.
With mindful meditation, you can learn how to clear away that noise to find some peace of mind so you can make the right decision for you. When you practice mindful mediation, you focus only on your breath and you learn to clear your mind and block out those thoughts that sometimes make decisions so difficult. Whenever your mind wanders, you just focus back on your breath so you can keep your mind clear.
If you get in the habit of meditating whenever you have big decisions like this weighing on you, you will be surprised to find how awakened and enlightened you feel after meditating. Your mind will be cleared from those stressors that make your brain feel noisy and make it difficult to find the answer you are looking for. With this extreme mental clarity, you may find just how easy it can be to come up with the answer to the decision you’ve been looking for.
Helping You Grow
If you are looking for ways to grow, challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone, but find you always seem to be in the exact same place, no matter how hard you work—then meditation may be for you.
With regular mindful meditation and the clarity that you can gain from this meditation, you can start developing a “growth” mindset that helps you embrace challenges, instead of over-thinking opportunities and preventing yourself from taking a risk.
If you are one of those people who dreams big but is afraid to dive in, because you constantly think of all of the possible downfalls, setbacks or risks, then meditation can give you that push you need to make these bold choices.
Getting a Better Quality of Sleep
If there is one thing that most women today can agree on, it is likely that they are doing too much and aren’t getting enough sleep. Whether it’s work, school, kids or relationships that keep you running around all day long, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get the rest and recovery that you deserve.
The good news is, studies on women who meditate regularly found that this practice can help lower blood pressure, decrease stress and promote relaxation—all of which can help women drift off to sleep quicker and enjoy a better quality of sleep when they do.
You may not be able to add extra hours into the day, but with meditation you can make sure that the sleep you are getting actually counts.
Meditating regularly can change the life of any woman. In addition to finding the clarity and calmness and many women need in order to make it through the challenges of life, they also find that meditation finally gives them an opportunity to give themselves the attention that they need.
One of the biggest problems that plagues women today is that they often feel as though they need to be everything to everyone in their lives. They need to have a career, be a supportive friend, be a dedicated mom, be the soccer coach, be the dutiful wife.
Taking on all of these responsibilities and being “that person” to so many people often means many women are no longer giving themselves the time that they need. So many women feel as though they lose their identity when they put themselves in this situation and that they don’t take the time to take care of themselves.
Meditation can help break this cycle. Even if it is only 10 minutes a day, meditating regularly can give busy women 10 minutes to themselves where they can focus on nothing but themselves. It teaches many women something new about themselves and helps them form a deeper understanding of who they are as a person—not just the responsibilities and roles that they take on. There is nothing more valuable than this.
With so many unique perks and wonderful, positive side effects, there is no better time than the present to carve out time for yourself and give regular, mindful meditation a try. You may be surprised to find just how much it can change your life for the better.