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It’s no secret that the power of meditation has many benefits that will help you improve your daily life. Going through a divorce is stressful, often unhealthy, and it can be traumatic. Utilizing the practice of meditation through your divorce can be life changing. If you don’t already meditate, learning to meditate can help you to get a grasp on your divorce and yourself. When going through a divorce it’s easy to react without thinking about it. Meditation will help you to become more mindful of the situation and everyone that is involved in it. Sometimes people forget that when they go through a divorce it doesn’t just affect them. They may have children it affects, or sometimes even close family members. It’s important that we take the time to create a healthy mindset so that we can live the best life that we can live and make the process of divorce less stressful than it needs to be.
Learning how to Meditate
Meditation requires a huge amount of discipline – it takes times. You need to fully commit to this all-natural life changing medicine understanding like any actual medicine that it takes time to work in your system. There are many ways you can go about meditation. When you think about meditation you probably think about sitting Indian style on the floor with your eyes closed humming some calming tune. And yes, that is one of the standard ways to meditate. But there are so much more. You can lay down while you meditate, you can listen to guided meditation to help you keep your thoughts on track (this is recommended for beginners), or you can use a guided sleep meditation where you fall asleep listening to a guide that will take over your subconscious while you sleep. The whole idea of meditation is to put your mind in a state of calmness and peace where you can get in touch with your inner subconscious mind who makes the decisions for your conscious mind.
When you first start meditating you may be shocked at how unruly your mind is – Especially while going through a divorce. This is completely normal. We need to learn to take control of our minds which is what meditation is all about. Here are the basics of meditation:
Whether you sit on a chair, cross-legged on the floor, or you are lying down make sure that your spine is aligned with your head. If you are slumped your mind will drift. Mind and body are intertwined. If your body is well-balanced, your mind will also be in balance.
Open eyes allow you to be more present. However, it’s important to do what is comfortable for you. Some people find closing their eyes much more effective.
To focus in meditation means to pay soft attention to whatever you place in the center of awareness. – focus on your breath.
- The breath
Paying attention to the natural wave of your breath is a wonderful way to anchor yourself in the present moment.
Start with 10 minutes and only sit longer if you feel the length is too short. Don’t force yourself to meditate longer if you are not ready to do that. In time, you might like to extend your meditation to 25 minutes. Always do what feels right and most of all just enjoy the time you’re spending with yourself, getting to know yourself and your feelings.
Benefits of Meditation while going through a divorce
As soon as you’ve set of on your journey to meditating, you’ve already taken the first step toward a healthier you and a healthier situation for everyone. Being in a state of mindfulness in a divorce is by no means an easy task to take on but it does come with a handful of benefits including:
- Reducing stress
- Improving concentration
- Rises happiness
- Inspiring a healthy lifestyle
- Opening the door to acceptance
- Giving you a new perspective on life
The bottom line here is that we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of anything else. You have nothing to lose here by diving into the world of meditation – you can only gain. So is it worth it? Absolutely is!