These days, life for many people is chaos. The modern times have made everything fast and swift. People often complain about not having enough time. They get tired of the amount of work, get frustrated and eventually lose their temper. It feels like everything needs to be done ‘yesterday’ otherwise they will have to face the consequences.
In such times, the thing a mind needs the most is relaxation. If you are not relaxed while going to bed, you are not relaxed when you wake up. The mind, with the daily grind, starts to lose its focus. And this results in the unorganized behavior of the person. He loses his grip even in the things he is good at. He finds it hard to manage his stuff and feels tired all the time. This is never okay and should be treated as soon as possible because a sick mind leads to a sick body.
To get your mind to a healthier state, there are a couple of things that can be done. First of all, a vacation is quite a good option. It gives a relief to the mind and allows it to settle.
But vacations from work are hard to get, plus you can not always go to vacations. Alternatively, you can visit a doctor. But most of the times, these issues do not need a bundle of medicines and an expensive prescription fee. The most efficient, yet easy way to deal with these issues and calm yourself is through meditation.
Meditation is considered by many as a complex procedure but I assure you it is not. In fact, it is rather quite simple. To explain it simply, meditation is the process when a person sits silently and just focuses on an object.
The focus can be on anything. It can be the person’s heartbeat, a constant sound, a feeling or thought or an object in the room. The meditator only needs to focus, not react to anything. If you would like to learn meditation, check out the Ultimate Guide To Deep Meditation.
The benefits of the simple practice of meditation are surprisingly huge and they are scientifically proven. Read some of the most prominent benefits below,
Better Attention Span
Meditation is essentially the practice of focusing and paying attention to a specific something. Usually, the attention spans of us millennials are considerably short and we drift into scattered, random thoughts just a while after focusing onto something.
This, actually a serious issue, can be reduced by practicing meditation. Through meditation, the attention spans increase and people are able to better focus on things.
There is a part in the brains called as the medial prefrontal cortex. This part decides how we react to certain situations and what effect an event puts on our subconscious. Usually, this part is highly triggered by the event of stress, fear, and nervousness. And as a result, these situations leave a considerable mark on our behavior and emotions.
When we meditate, the pathways to this region of the brain are relaxed, which may seem as not-so-good but in fact, it is. When this neural web or pathway is relaxed, our mind is able to better comprehend the events and respond with more positive emotions.
There is a type of meditation known as open-monitoring meditation. In this, the meditator focuses on everything happening around him rather than just on a single subject.
The effects of regular and open-monitoring on the human mind are substantially different. In an observation, the people using open-monitoring showed more creativity and were better able to provide original designs and solutions to the given scenarios and problems. They could think of more and finer ideas.
More Effective Recall Power
When we try to recall something, we need to first focus on the stuff surrounding that particular thing. Any distraction in this thought process can cause a delay in recalling or can cause us to corrupt our thinking (in which case, we would recall the thing with the wrong data, like thinking that our friend wore a purple shirt on Monday when he actually wore black).
Meditation allows us to improve our recalling power by teaching our brain how to keep distracting thoughts away from what you are trying to recall. As a result, we are able to respond quickly and think of anything faster.
The meditation practice is as simple as it gets but can be hard to master. The best way to master and utilize it to its full potential is by being consistent and practicing every day. See the graphic below to get an overview of meditation.