8 Tips to Better Meditation


Hello and welcome to Motivation and Mindset Mondays! Today, let’s talk about some tips for better meditation. Meditation isn’t complicated. However, it can still be difficult to meditate effectively and gain the most benefits from your time meditating. It’s a simple thing that requires a lot of experience to master.


Meditation can help you de-stress and find peace of mind, but it’s often difficult to meditate effectively and gain the most benefits from your time meditating. Some people find it hard to sit still for long periods of time; others can’t relax enough to meditate properly. For those who are new to meditation, there are a few common misconceptions about it that can be challenging to overcome. Some people think meditation is too difficult, or that it requires you to have a lot of time or money. Others are intimidated by the idea of being in control of your thoughts. The truth is, meditation is one of the easiest ways to improve your health and quality of life.


We all know meditation is good for us. But, if you’ve tried it before or have given up on it for one reason or another, there are still benefits to meditating. Meditation, or mind training, is a technique for improving concentration, awareness, stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s also used for pain reduction, weight loss, increased stamina, better sleep, and among others.


There are many things that can disturb your ability to focus. If you can control the variables that interfere with your focus, you can learn to effectively meditate.


Try these tips to increase your meditation benefits:

Tips To Better Meditation

1. Limit the distractions.

Find a peaceful time and place for meditation. Turn off the radio, TV, and cell phone. Close the windows and doors to avoid the noise outside. Consider setting a timer to avoid meditating for too long or falling asleep.


2. Slowly increase the distractions.

Most people meditate alone, in a dimly lit, quiet space. The real trick is to be able to meditate in a loud, crowded, uncomfortable space. If you can meditate under less-than-ideal conditions, the rest will be easy.

  • Start with small distractions. Once you’ve mastered those, move on to more challenging ones.
  • A great idea is to take a minute or two and try to meditate in each situation you face throughout your day.

3. Try meditating at the same time each day.

Just as you get tired about the same time each night, your brain will learn to slow down and prepare for meditation. Just keep a consistent schedule to train your mind.


4. Limit your food intake before meditating.

Avoid eating anything for a few hours before you meditate. Digestion requires a lot of energy.

  • An empty stomach is one of the best ways to remain alert and focused during meditation.

5. Ensure you have the correct posture.

One of the most important parts of meditation is sitting in an upright position. Any slouching or leaning will create muscular tension to maintain that position. Sit up straight to achieve maximum comfort.


6. Relax your body.

Tension is the enemy. There is a tendency to tense the body when concentrating or focusing. This makes meditation more challenging.

  • Focus on relaxing your muscles so it becomes a habit. You’ll find that when muscular tension starts to creep in, you’ll automatically start to relax.

7. Meditate in a familiar environment.

It’s important to learn to meditate in a variety of environments, but try to spend most of your meditation time in one place. You’ll begin to associate that location with meditation.


8. Reflect on your meditation.

Ask yourself what you can do to meditate even better. Keep asking this question and use the answers to your advantage.


Meditation has so many benefits, but there are probably more benefits than you realize. The more effectively you meditate, the more you’ll get out of it.


When you first sit down to meditate, remind yourself that all your challenges and concerns will have to wait until you’re finished. This can be a powerful tool to keep distracting thoughts at bay.


Enjoy the benefits of a deeper and more meaningful meditation session. Put these tips into practice to reap the greatest rewards.

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Remember, living a healthy lifestyle including eating a whole foods plant-based diet, regular physical activity, meditation and mindfulness, as well as healthy and supportive relationships are the best ways to support mental health. Please talk with your doctor about any complementary health approaches, including supplements, you use. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.


Stay healthy,


Dr. Nicolle

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