Best Time to Meditate

Health, Meditation, Mental Wellness
The short version is that the best time is different for every person and depends on what they’re trying to get out of meditation. We’re going to go through the different reasons that you might want to meditate which will help you determine which is the best time of day to meditate for you. For Increased Focus and Concentration If you’re using meditation as a way to boost your focus and concentration for the day ahead, the best time to do that is first thing in the morning. If you can meditate even before breakfast, then that’s even better. How you start the day sets the tone of the day, so beginning with meditation is a great way to be more mindful, focused, and relaxed throughout the day. For Work-Related…
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Choosing The Right Type of Meditation

Health, Meditation, Mental Wellness
There are several types of meditation, and you’ll need to choose one that will work best for you. First, we’re going to go over 4 questions that you need to ask yourself to help determine what type of meditation will suit you best, and then we’ll take a quick look at the 3 types of meditation that you can choose from. 1. What type of meditation does my lifestyle need? If you live a “fast and furious” life where you always seem to be on the go and dealing with a lot of stress, then you’ll need a meditation type that will help you relax and stay centered and stress-free. However, if your life is more laid back, then you’ll want a type of meditation that focuses on keeping you…
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Meditation Accessories

Health, Meditation, Mental Wellness
Although you technically don’t need anything more than your own mind to meditate, there are a number of things that can help you meditate more easily, which is especially helpful when you are first starting to learn. Here are a few accessories to help with meditation. Clothing It’s important to be as comfortable as possible while meditating because you don’t want to be distracted by physical discomfort as this makes it a lot harder to achieve a meditative state. That’s why you want to wear clothes that are as comfortable as possible while meditating. This could mean yoga pants and a tank-top, or it could mean sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Furniture Sometimes, picking the right piece of furniture makes the biggest difference in how well you’re able to meditate. You’ll…
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Avoid These Meditation Pitfalls

Health, Meditation, Mental Wellness
If you want to gain all the benefits that come with regularly meditating, you have to do it correctly. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes that beginners make that keep them from being able to reap the benefits from meditating. Here are some of the meditation pitfalls you need to avoid. 1. Not Figuring Out What Works for You There is no one method that works for everybody, so it’s important that you take the time to figure out which method will work best for you. If you pick one method and it’s not working for you but you keep trying it, you’re not going to be able to enjoy it and you may end up giving up. To avoid this pitfall, make sure you try different methods until you find…
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7 Benefits of Meditation

Health, Meditation, Mental Wellness
There are a number of benefits of meditation, many of which most people simply aren’t aware of. However, by spending some time every day in meditation, you’ll be surprised at how much good it will do your mind and your body. Here are just 7 benefits of meditation. 1. Stress Reduction One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of meditation is a reduction in stress. As you meditate, you actually begin to get control over your emotions which can reduce feelings of anxiety. Since there are a huge number of people that are currently using anti-anxiety medications and the number keeps going up, it’s clear that anxiety is something that needs to be addressed. 2. Make Better Choices One thing that many people have found once they start meditating…
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Reasons To Listen More

Mindset, Positivity
We all know the saying, "Everyone's a critic," and to be sure, people do love to make their opinions heard, whether they're an expert on the subject or not. At times, we may even begin to tire of being, what seems, constantly criticized. But there are three great reasons why we should take a breath, step back and listen up each and every time. Number one, criticism will always, no matter who it's coming from, give you another perspective on your work. Sometimes what we really need is an outside perspective, whether we realize it or not. Think about it this way, why do you think that there are movie critics and food critics? The greatest value they can give a director or a chef is their unique perspective. That…
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Learn How To Listen

Mindset, Positivity
Do you want to know how to be more charismatic? Try listening more. People tend to be self-absorbed and are constantly thinking about themselves. While you need to think about yourself, it’s also important to be mindful of others. The biggest way you can do that is to learn to be a better listener. Listening requires concentration, at least, if you are not used to doing it. It also takes practice. When you are having a conversation with someone, do you find yourself thinking about what you’re going to say next? If so, it’s very difficult to listen under that circumstance. You need to clear your mind and focus on what the person is saying. It’s understandable why people get distracted. There is a lot going on in life. When…
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Use Body Language To Increase Confidence

Mindset, Positivity, Success
Did you ever meet someone and think right away that maybe you couldn’t trust them? What was it about them that caused you to feel that way? Well, non-verbal communication, commonly called body language, is the way our bodies tell another person about whom we really are and what we really think. There’s a reason Hollywood portrays the villain in an ugly light, just as they make the hero look like he can do no wrong. They want us to be sure who the players are. In this non-verbal way, we speak volumes to others. Do you have your arms folded across your chest? People are less likely to approach you, as you seem closed off and un-open to them. But the person with their arms at their sides, or…
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How To Exercise Patience

Mindset, Positivity
How to be Patient Most of us try to exercise patience in most situations. It can be difficult in any situation that presents itself as a problem. How can we practice patience when we are confronted with adversity? Here are a few things to remember. Causes What causes us to be impatient? Is it people or situations? Some of us are patient with people, whereas, others are more patient during certain circumstances. If people cause you to lose your patience, learn to acknowledge and accept that everyone is different. There is no way to escape from dealing with people. We will constantly come across people that rub us the wrong way. The best way to deal with people is to communicate effectively and understand that we do not see things…
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Healthy Relationship Habits – Infographic

Infographics, Positivity
The below infographic shows 4 key healthy relationship habits. Click Here for more Health, Fitness and Personal Development Infographics Visit these top health related websites for information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. National Institute of Health MedicineNet WEBMD Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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