How 10 Minutes of Meditation a Day Will Transform Your Life

How 10 Minutes of Meditation a Day Will Transform Your Life

Finding some time each day to meditate, even if it's just 10 minutes, is better than no meditation at all. Here's why...
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How many times have you set out to stick to a daily meditation practice but couldn't?

I've been there many times before; either life felt too busy, or whenever my alarm went off in the morning, the extra minutes of shut-eye felt way more appealing. 

But incorporating meditation into our life can have numerous benefits for our mental and physical health. And, we experience even greater benefits when we repeat the practice frequently and consistently. 

Finding some time each day to meditate, even if it's just 10 minutes, is better than no meditation at all. Here's why...

1. Meditation Improves Sleep

How you end your day is just as important as how you start it, and we all know just how much a good night's sleep sets us up for the day ahead.

Recent studies have proven that meditating at night helps with insomnia, sleep apnea and nightmares. Just a 10-minute meditation right before we drift off helps to calm our nerves and can help slow down a racing mind.

Research has even shown that meditation improves REM sleep by up to 60%, which makes us sleep like a baby and wake up feeling fresh.

2. Meditation Reduces Stress

Just a few minutes of meditation a day is incredibly effective at reducing stress and anxiety. 

Research has discovered that meditation reduces the density of brain tissue associated with anxiety and worrying. So, if you want your stress levels to drop, meditation may be the answer.

3. Improves Focus and Concentration

I used to think coffee was the best way to get in the zone for the day, but after establishing a daily meditation routine, that's changed.

Studies have tested a variety of different meditation types from Sufi Meditations, Transcendental to Vipassana, and have found that they ALL improve concentration by varying degrees. 

So, if you're wondering which type of meditation is best to give you razor-sharp focus, choose the one you enjoy the most. Plus, that way you'll find it easier to stick to.

4. Meditation Strengthens Relationships

If you want to be able to show up for others, you must be able to show up for yourself first; a daily practice will help you do that. 

Meditation improves your capacity for empathy and ability to tune into how others are feeling, your relationships will benefit!

Having a practice also increases your emotional stability, making you less likely to be impacted by negativity or others' reactions. 

5. Helps Regulate Mood

When you meditate, you’re more in tune with the way you feel.

Meditation influences both our physical and emotional state to be more relaxed and helps us respond in a more neutral way to situations. 

Even meditating for as little as 10 minutes a day can change the way we relate to our thoughts and feelings. We can begin to observe what emotions are rising without letting them take hold of us, and ultimately experience a greater sense of calm. 

In short, there are endless ways meditation can transform your life.

The key is to create a regular habit that you can sustain. Meditating for 10 minutes a day, seven days a week is far more beneficial than 60 minutes one day a week.