Meditating On Meditating? Here’s 7 Reasons Why You Should Just Meditate

Meditating is a turnoff to a lot of people. Who needs it? You do! Everyone can benefit from a  daily meditation practice. Here’s why:

  • Stress Reduction: Stress can come from just about anywhere. The heart, the mind, and the body suffer when stress is not properly regulated and managed. Meditation is proven to reduce stress, the relation to stress, and the symptoms of stress.
  • Increase Focus: Treatment demands a lot of attention. From group therapy to individual therapy, from experiential outings to recovery meetings, our attention is in high demand. When the symptoms of depression, anxiety, or ongoing symptoms of withdrawal get in the way, it’s hard to get the most out of every moment. Meditation helps sharpen your focus and increase your concentration.
  • Improves Wellbeing: Mind, body, and spirit. This is the focus of meditation. Creating balance and connection between all three parts of who you are can improve your feelings of wellbeing.
  • Become Self-Aware: Working on your awareness by practicing mindfulness during meditation helps train your brain to become better at noticing and paying attention. Outside of meditation, this important tool will translate to your emotions, decision making and more. By having more self-awareness you can be more in control of who you are and what you do.
  • Relieves Symptoms Of Depression: Research studies which have challenged participants to practicing meditation of any kind for approximately 20 minutes a day find that those who do not practice experience far less relief than those who do. Depression can create feelings of being down, sadness, hopelessness, and lack of optimism. Meditation is scientifically proven to relieve these symptoms and increase feelings of happiness, positive outlook, and feelings of encouragement.
  • Be More Accepting: Your ability to accept life as it is instead of how you want it to be is a critical mark of growth in recovery. Drug addiction and alcoholism are often coping mechanisms spawned out of a need to control how we feel or how others make us feel. Meditation helps you to focus on being in acceptance with each present moment, letting go of what you can’t control and focusing only on what you can.
  • Boost Immune Health: People tend to get sick over and over again in early recovery. After many years of abusing drugs and alcohol, the immune system is left weakened. Meditation is proven to increase immune health as well as mental health and heart health.

Our mission at LEAD Recovery Center is to help clients learn how to enjoy a healthy and balanced lifestyle which will support their ability to live autonomously in recovery. Providing extended care programs to men and women, we strive to help our clients become leaders in their own lives and the lives of others. Call us today for more information on our treatment programs for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders: 800-380-0012.