Everyone goes through some rough bits in life. Sometimes this happens too repeatedly that our minds feel burdened, and we’re forced to take a break. If we learn something from such stressful experiences, then we’ll be better equipped to overcome similar obstacles in our life in the future. But there are other ways to set yourself on a path of self-improvement that doesn’t involve dealing with difficult situations all the time.
Sometimes, all we need to do something correctly is a calm mind. And sadly, very few of us have that all the time. Daily stressors are scientifically known to negatively impact mental health if they stay around for a long time. Thus, it’s essential to pace out of the regular emotional turmoil and allow yourself to introspect every once in a while. While most of us know that meditation, positive thinking and healthy habits can improve our overall emotional well-being, it’s easier said than done.
Guided meditation is one such process that everyone who struggles with meditation must try. If you’ve been meditating for some time and have not noticed any significant changes, you may have been doing it wrongly. But take that positively- It’s a sign that you need a mentor who can walk you through the distance between the present and the improved you.
Guided meditation sessions can be taken online or in person, depending on the person’s preference. All it requires is the time commitment and somebody who can train your brain to ward off repetitive thoughts as you meditate. Numerous companies offer such services online.
According to mindfulness coaches (people who specialize in mentoring different techniques to achieve mindfulness), the most common reason for meditation to fail is lack of practice and regurgitation of intrusive subconscious thoughts. These thoughts can be about the to-do checklist you want to complete as soon as possible. Or, you may be worried about something you heard in the news. Or, it could be memories of conversations you’ve had with people. Or, it could be you imagining yourself in imaginary scenarios. It could be anything. Another reason why meditation fails is that people do it just for the sake of it. Their bodies aren’t relaxed. In the process of meditating, their mind is more focused on getting through the meditation quickly and moving on with their day after it has been completed.
Meditation, like a sport, requires practice and is a complex skill to master. Meditation has numerous health benefits. In addition to improving sleep quality, it helps reduce stress, improve focus, and develop strong cognitive abilities. When people are calmer and more collected, they can make conscious decisions that will enhance different aspects of their life. It can also teach you the value of persistence, one of the qualities you’ll need to succeed no matter your work. Meditation also teaches you patience and trains your brain to remain calm. It’s a practical therapy for various mental health issues as well.