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Our brains never get a break and the results can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and if left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do—meditate.
Meditation changes brain patterns, soothes and connects you to your Higher Self. It’s one of the most powerful bounce strategies you’ll ever discover.
“It’s the Swiss army knife of medical tools, for conditions both small and large,” writes Arianna Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post and author of Thrive.
So, what’s the buzz? Recent research published in New Scientist has revealed that meditation can help to calm people and reduce fear. The research found that regular meditation can tame the amygdala, an area of the brain which is the hub of fear memory.
People who meditate regularly are less likely to be shocked, flustered, surprised, or as angry as other people, and have a greater stress tolerance threshold as a result.
By meditating regularly, the brain is reoriented from a stressful fight-or-flight response to one of acceptance, a shift that increases contentment, enthusiasm, and feelings of happiness. Here are a few of the many ways a regular meditative practice will help you bounce:
• Decreased stress and anxiety
• Improved focus, memory, and learning ability
• Heightened recharging capacity
• Higher IQ and more efficient brain functioning
• Increased blood circulation and reduced hyperactivity in the brain, slower wavelengths and decreased beta waves (Beta State:13—30Hz) means more time between thoughts which leads to more skillful decision making
• Increased Theta State (4—8Hz) and Delta States (1—3 Hz) which deepens awareness and strengthens intuition and visualization skills
• Increased creativity and connection with your higher intelligence
• Resilience plus!
When Tim Ferriss, who practices transcendental meditation, sat down with more than 200 people at the height of their field for his new book, Tools of Titans, he found that 80% followed some form of guided mindfulness practice.
It took Ferriss a while to get into meditation, he says in a podcast episode about his own morning routine. But since he discovered that the majority of world-class performers meditated, he also decided to follow the habit.
His practice takes up 21 minutes a day: one minute to get settled and 20 minutes to meditate.
Ferriss recommends two apps for those wanting some help getting started—Headspace or Calm.
“Start small, rig the game so you can win it, get in five sessions before you get too ambitious with length,” says Ferriss.
“You have to win those early sessions so you establish it as a habit, so you don’t have the cognitive fatigue of that practice.”
Many people find that meditating for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at the end of the day yields remarkable benefits.
This is an excerpt from Resilience Plus.
Tips for Everyday Mental Health and Wellness Inspired by the World’s Most Successful People
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