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you feel that you are constantly under stress? Are you looking into ways of how
you can reduce your stress levels? If you have answered yes to both of these
questions, you are not alone. The world is seemingly becoming faster, more
demanding and more pressurised. In this article I write about how meditation
can help you to relax and become a happier person.
Stress affects people in different ways. I personally feel very tired and
lethargic during these periods and start to worry about things, like a future
event. This can easily lead me into a period of depression, which in the past I
have found it very difficult to come out of.
Other people suffer from panic attack attacks, become very shaky and nervous,
feel sick in the stomach, become sad and can begin to think in a very negative
Most of the conditions I have described above are actually a mental and not so
much of a physical problem. This is why I believe meditation to be an excellent
form of stress relief or stress management.
Meditation helps us to control our emotions, to think in a more relaxed and
positive way and certainly helps us to think more clearly.
Positive effects of meditation:
It reduces your heart rate
It relaxes your breathing and can even make it slower
It can lower blood pressur
It can increase your self-esteem by making you
think in a more positive way
Helps you to think in a more logical and clear way
Helps you to reduce stress
Types of meditation:
I personally prefer the sitting meditation. I try to make time around three of
four times a day when I will sit down to meditate. Originally I had a lack of
belief about what I was doing and about if it would work. I found it difficult
at this stage to get myself into the zone. With practice and realising that I
needed this to work for me, I managed to get enough concentration and focus to
see the full benefits.
A lot of the people in my circle of friends think that I am a bit mad. They can
not believe that I actually just sit there and think. Meditation has had such a
positive effect on my life and continues to do so, therefore my friends can
mock as much as they like. I actually believe that some of them should try it
themselves but they always laugh at the suggestion.
This is something I now do on a daily basis and it works. Give it a go with
belief and I am sure it will benefit you to.