Here are 9 reasons why you need to take some time out to chill out…properly
MEDITATION IS GOOD FOR YOU
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And it isn’t just for yoga bunnies. Take time out to train the mind and feel free from distraction. Meditation isn’t about stopping thoughts and trying to concentrate on something else, it’s more about feeling comfortable with the thoughts that are already in your head. Alrighty then.
Meditation needs less than 1% of your day to make a difference to your wellbeing. Surely you can squeeze in a 10 minute session? For beginners, try the Headspace Take 10 programme
– it’s guidance in audio form.
IT’S WEIRD IF YOU DON’T DO IT
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Sorry, but it is. Mindfulness is a thing. Ruby Wax says it saved her life, Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it and Emma Watson regularly practices.
MEDITATION CAN BE GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Well, if you want to help curb those cravings it can be. The right kind of meditation and ability to zone in, tune out is great for when you need to occupy your brain.
MINDFULNESS CAN IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVELS
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A strong, trained mind makes it easier to stay fit. Simply because it is said to improve your ability to focus
. Meditating will help you achieve your goals, whether that be a 10 minute run (without stopping) or a marathon personal best.
IT’S FOR EVERYONE
With practice and with dedication you will nail meditation and mindfulness. Age, shape, ability, energy, location – no excuses people!
YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
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IT MAKES YOU HAPPY
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IT MAKES YOU SMARTER
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