A New Year brings a New You: Tips for Meditation

The practice of mediation brings about several health benefits such as decreased anxiety, and increased concentration and focus, as well as feelings of joy and happiness. Time spent in a meditative state is also time spent on learning more about you. In the fast-paced world of real estate, it is important to make time for ourselves, breathe, and just enjoy being “present”. 

 Here are some tips for meditation practice, enjoy!

1) Practice!: Set aside time meditate every day. It could be 15 minutes or 1 hour; set aside time in your schedule that allows you to slip into a deeper sense of being.

 2) Breathe: Deep breathing helps relax our bodies and focus the mind. Visualize the air entering and exiting your lungs. 

 3) Peace & Quiet: Find a quiet place to meditate separate from where you sleep, exercise, or work. Practicing meditation in a peaceful place allows for a deeper state of relaxation to be reached, so turn off that cell phone and let yourself escape!

4) Get Comfortable: Beginners are encouraged to experiment with different types of meditation. Try sitting on the floor or in a chair, lying down, with your eyes open or eyes closed, etc. 

5) DON'T get frustrated: Quieting the mind requires practice, and for beginners the early stages of meditation practice may bring about feelings of frustration. Try to focus on breathing if you find yourself struggling, and let go of those frustrations. 

6) Express gratitude: After your meditation session, take some time to appreciate the opportunity you have created. Find more moments throughout the day to enjoy these feelings of gratitude as well.

I leave you with a quote from Deepak Chopra.

"Meditation is a tool for the re-discovery of the body's own inner intelligence. Practiced for thousands of years, it's not about forcing the mind to be quiet, it's finding the silence that's already there and making it a part of your life. From this field of pure potentiality we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the universe."- Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center Meditation, www.chopra.com




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