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Benefits of Meditation

Find a comfortable and quiet space, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Pay attention to the pressure points of your body wherever you are at the moment. This is all you need for a quick meditation session. Meditation doesn’t need to be costly, extravagant, or in a special place. You may be asking yourself, “I’m busy. Why would I spend time focusing on my breath?” Here are a few benefits of meditation.

Research suggests that meditation may be able to increase motivation by improving emotional well-being and reducing stress and anxiety. Studies have found that regular meditation practice can lead to increased positive emotions and reduced negative emotions, which can in turn make it easier to find the motivation to take action toward a goal. Additionally, meditation has been shown to improve focus and concentration, which can make it easier to stay motivated and maintain momentum when working towards a goal.

Meditation may also help with motivation by increasing self-awareness and helping people to identify and overcome obstacles that might be holding them back. Some people find that regular meditation practice allows them to gain a better understanding of their own thoughts and feelings, which can make it easier to understand and address the underlying causes of a lack of motivation.

It’s important to note that meditation is a practice and not a magic wand, and it may be more effective when combined with other strategies for increasing motivation.

To get started, here are a few resources to check out:

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you have any resources or strategies that you have found success with, please email me at I would love to hear from you!