The best way to achieve mental wellness, Anonymous (16)

I’ve read a lot of these stories and a lot of them are similar to things I’ve felt or experienced. For example, I’ve dealt with a lot of anxiety and depression in my life, and meditation has helped a tremendous amount. As it was for me, for a lot of your meditation is the solution you didn’t know you needed. I’ve read and heard a lot about the benefits of meditation such as increased happiness, control over your mind and emotions best solution for stress, anxiety, depression over any type of medication, increased self-control, learning, memory, presence in every moment and much more. It took a long time for me to finally try meditation, I tried it when I was feeling the most mentally unstable and it really turned my life around. I’ve come here to give a quick guide so that everyone can try! I started out by meditating 1 minute a day that turned into 3 minutes and then 5 then 10 then 20 minutes and so on. It doesn’t matter how long you meditate just as long as you are effective and I’ll teach everyone exactly how to do that. Sit down on a chair or the ground and straighten your spine but make sure your relaxed. Then what I do to make sure all my muscles are loose is I kind of scan my body from the top of my head to my feet and try to make sure every muscle is relaxed, there is a lot of tension in your face that a lot of people don’t notice so don’t forget to relax that. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Your mind will begin to wander and that’s totally normal. Try to notice when your mind wanders and as it does try to notice and bring your attention back to your breath it will be harder at first but as you practice you will get much better at it. And if there any distractions or sounds don’t focus on them just bring your focus back to your breath. Just like with any skill you’ll get better the more you practice so don’t give up I promise it’s worth it. Practice meditating every day even if it’s just 1 minute in the beginning and slowly work your way up 3 minutes then 5 minutes and so on and so forth. If there is one piece of advice I can give it would be to not give up. Like I said earlier meditation is a skill so the more you practice it the quicker you will get into a deeply relaxed state and the more effective the meditations become and the more you will enjoy them. Even meditating 10 minutes a day changed my whole outlook on life and has been the most positive change that I have ever experienced. There should be no excuse to not try it even if it’s for just one minute, just do it consistently and don’t give up. I really hoped this helped and that you guys try meditating, it’s a great skill to have that everyone can achieve. Everyone makes up their own excuse for why they can’t meditate but there are no excuses just try it. I wish everyone the best of luck!

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