10 Statistics To Prove How Powerful Your Mind Is
- Meditation can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks by up to 70% (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
- Meditation can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 47% (American Heart Association)
- Meditation can increase the amount of grey matter in the brain, which is associated with learning, memory, and emotional regulation (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Mindfulness meditation can help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by up to 38% (National Institution of Health)
- Meditation can help improve cognitive function and reduce symptoms of dementia (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)
- Meditation can help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by up to 50% (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Mindfulness meditation can help reduce chronic pain by up to 57% (Journal of Pain)
- Meditation can help reduce symptoms of insomnia by up to 42% (University of California, San Francisco)
- Meditation can help reduce symptoms of ADHD by up to 50% (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
- Mindfulness meditation can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by 10-20% (JAMA Internal Medicine)
Please, tell me more about why you can’t possibly make time for mindfulness and meditation.
I wrote the book on that excuse.
Nobody ever said the things we want should come easy, but we operate under that assumption. A lot.
Meditation isn’t hard, though. It’s sitting still that’s hard.
Invoking the feeling of gratitude isn’t hard; it’s staying focused that’s the tough part.
Making the time to meditate isn’t tough; using the time you’ve set aside for meditating is the hard part.
It’s time we admit that it’s not the meditating we are afraid of (which is why we put it off); it’s sitting alone with our body, mind, and soul that scares us.
How long until that fear starts to eat away at the quality of our lives? Has it already?
What would your life look like if you mastered the art of sitting alone?
Isn’t it time you realize the problem is in you and not outside of you?
Isn’t it time to make peace inside of you?
You don’t have to take my word for it, and you don’t have to go from 0 to 100 on the intensity scale right out of the gate.
How about just 5 minutes?
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this week and see how just 5 minutes of mindfulness could change the way you see the world.