Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Meditation 101: 6 Benefits of Solitude and Reflection

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:) Meditation (41)      Reflection (37)      Addiction (20)      Recovery (6)     
This post was contributed for Ohio Addiction Recovery Center.


Joshua is an ex-addict and founder of the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words to help spread treatment resources, addiction awareness, and general health knowledge.





Meditation isnít just meant for yogis, monks, and the spiritual-seeking - you, the everyday person, can reap its numerous and wonderful benefits as well.

These are six benefits of solitude and reflection in meditation:

1. Cultivates a deeper and stronger sense of self-awareness

Meditation helps you see the bigger picture, put things into perspective, and cultivate self-awareness. You feel more inclined to ask yourself important and soul-searching questions during it such as: ďam I satisfied with what I am doing?Ē, ďhave I changed for the better?Ē, ďis there anything I can do to improve the current state of my life?Ē, and so forth. Also, meditation allows you the time to reflect on why you made certain mistakes in the past in order to help you make better choices in the future.

2. You learn to be comfortable in your own skin

When you spend enough time in solitude, you realize you donít need the company of other people to feel fulfilled and validated. Your body becomes a place of refuge because you learn that it is possible to be comfortable alone. In addition, you can reflect on what truly makes you happy and use that knowledge to take better care of yourself and pursue your genuine interests.

3. Coping with stress will be easier

Meditation is a great coping mechanism for stress. It helps you stay grounded and rational in stressful situations which decreases impulsive, emotional response. Moreover, meditation also reduces the likelihood of experiencing depression and anxiety since it hushes the tumultuous tendencies of overwhelming emotions.

4. Rekindles creativity

The neocortex part of your brain, the area responsible for igniting creativity, is stimulated during meditation. It is directly correlated to our ability to visualize possibilities, which can allow your thoughts and creative juices to flow freely and without judgement. Most significantly, after a meditation session, you will feel that everything in the outside world has the potential to be a source of inspiration or motivation for self-expression.

5. Propels you to be more productive and action-oriented

If you struggle with accomplishing goals or self-discipline, you can analyze your current actions and figure out
better ways to execute tasks when meditating. Evidently, you will begin to think about the strengths and unique qualities you possess, which is a catalyst for building confidence. During this time, you can also acknowledge your accomplishments thus far and celebrate them. Itís easy to forget all that we have accomplished because it is much easier to focus on the negative and our failures.

6. You become more empathic and compassionate towards others and yourself

During meditation, you naturally begin to think of things bigger than yourself, such as love, relationships, and life as a whole. You will wonder what those mean to you and how they are currently impacting you. At the same time, you will gradually understand how they affect you and others, and will unconsciously make an effort to be loving and positive in your future actions.

Meditation undeniably proves that it benefits your life, and it is never too late to make it a daily part of yours.


# Meditation
# Reflection
# Addiction
# Recovery
More Articles by Mina Keenan
I arrived home bloody livid
158 views
We are influenced by everything around us, and things can build up
100 views
When boys were small, they asked if I would go see them if they went to jail
439 views
**Tea at home with the family** Our 'tea Ė tactic' / ritual? Has been in use for all sor...
351 views
When I was five, just started school, the Principal rang Mum to tell her I'd been telling terrib...
361 views
This sponsored post was contributed for
70 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
One for horse lovers and kids :) Colouring fun, writing practice, wall art, journal art, writing ...
70 views
Put your own colour to this black and white series based on Japanese book paintings by Warwick Goble...
65 views
I made a blanket 10 years ago
66 views
Speeding off
62 views
ID: 79927
Trending Articles
Sometimes the negative can mount up
67 views
Are you missing something in your life and you donít know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1730 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6530 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2097 views
A lot of memories are built within the walls of houses we call homes over the years
71 views
These days there are many ideas and tips about the benefits of owning less stuff
114 views
Is hope your mate or gate? Is hoping good or bad? Let us begin with my little hope
947 views
When people hear the word 'amnesia' they worry because they know it means forgetting things and th...
142 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
4086 views
This happened in a time of shame
863 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version