Mindfulness looks like you aren’t doing anything, but you can literally CHANGE YOUR BRAIN through this practice.🧘🏿♀️
SMARTER WITH MEDITATION:
Brain scans showed that mindfulness meditation increased gray matter in brain areas associated with learning, memory and compassion and a decrease in the part of the brain linked to anxiety and stress.
What is it? A practice in mindfulness, learning how to train your attention and awareness in order to achieve a mentally clear mind. Using a mantra (positive words strung together) to create an empowering phrase that you repeat to yourself in quiet or at stressful times.
Science backed benefits; such as reduced stress, anxiety, and pain.
🧘♀️ You will see the benefits in how you speak to yourself when you make a mistake, how you greet a stranger, or when you’re meeting some kind of adversity.
🧘♀️ Try it for one minute – have a timer set
🧘♀️ All of our minds can be overactive, they prefer to constantly plan, critique, worry and obsess over whatever the topic of the day is, but we have the power to control our mind. You can turn the activity down and flip what the mind focuses on, you are the boss of your mind.
🧘♀️ Where? Anywhere!
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
It works by cultivating a judgement free awareness of your inner dialogue. You will begin to recognize the recurring thoughts and stories that incite anxiety, sadness, anger or fear and you learn to stop and reset the thoughts and stories.
THE GOAL: instead of reacting to the thought, you will learn to acknowledge it and respond wisely which could be not responding at all.
We all have Monkey Mind, an untamed, overactive mind, ANTS (as Dr. Amen says), Automated Negative Thoughts, that swing from thought to thought.
Learning how to CONTROL the Monkey Mind is one of the most valuable tools for life!
Guided mindfulness meditations are an effective entry point to learn how to control your thoughts. The guided practice teaches you to focus, center, and find peace in your always on the go lifestyle.
APPS TO HELP:
CALM AND HEADSPACE
🧘🏿♀️The human race is always on the search for more mechanisms, gadgets, and apps but the greatest tool of all is the power of a trained and refined mind. It’s lightweight, portable, sustainable, renewable, and free! It’s YOUR mind, use it as your own “proverbial headphones”🧘🏿♀️