Wellness Tips on how to meditate

Your brain will actually change if you stick with meditation, just as your body changes when you exercise regularly. You'll be rewarded with improved memory and other cognitive benefits

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Establishing a meditation routine can be difficult. Who has time to breathe, let alone sit and breathe? Just so you know, plenty of busy people are making time for meditation. Your brain will actually change if you stick with meditation, just as your body changes when you exercise regularly. You'll be rewarded with improved memory and other cognitive benefits.

For the best tips on how to actually create a meditation habit.

1. Type it into your phone cal.
Instead of simply hoping you'll be able to squeeze in meditation on the fly, try setting aside a specific time for it. When you create that space, the habit can grow. But rather than thinking of meditation as another item on your to-do list, think of it as a gift to yourself.

2. Do it in the morning.
"for starters you might struggling with developing the habit, you should do it first thing in the morning" meditates right after you brush your teeth. Especially for parents with young kids, doing it before the day gets underway is your best bets. "If you can do five minutes, that's better than nothing."

3. Start with one breath.
Don't underestimate the power of small behaviours. By focusing on taking one conscious breath when you have a spare moment, you can pave the way for creating a meditation habit. For example, to create a habit of tidying up at home, you might start by making your bed each morning. A tiny habit should be a behaviour that requires little effort and can be performed in less than 30 seconds. “That seed of the habit can then grow into a full-blow tree”

4. Perform meditation after an existing habit.
After you get into your car for your daily commute, try meditating for a few breaths instead of racing to turn on the ignition. Or quiet your mind for a few moment at work. "This is called anchoring." choosing a daily occurrence or existing activity to remind yourself to meditate.

5. Use headphones.
As long as you're somewhere that's reasonably quiet, you're good, puts on headphones to cancel noise.

No matter how busy life gets fit in 30 minutes of meditation each day.

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