Meditation benefits our brains and has many health benefits. We’re all hearing this. Something really struck me as our society and, apparently, other societies, seem to be having FOMO. Most of us know what that is because we are way in touch on social media channels. It’s the “fear of missing out.” And, it’s almost an addictive feeling and that’s why we can’t unplug. But, a friend said to me, “how about trying JOMO instead?” What?! Ahh! JOMO is a total game changer. It stands for “Joy Of Missing Out.” Ahh. I know, right?!
Does any of this resonate with you? Are you having the daily struggle to unplug, get quiet, and allow yourself to “just be”? I get it. I truly do. So, let’s get back to meditation because that’s a huge strength and meditation benefit. Meditation allows us to just be and to not care if we are supposedly missing out. It helps us to quiet our minds and let go of daily stressors and simply helps us to reconnect with or inner selves.
There are many more meditation benefits and a number are backed by current research. Meditation helps people to decrease their pain, sleep better, reduce anxiety. The list goes on and on.
“Some research suggests that meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors,” according to NIH research.
“A small 2016 study funded in part by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) found that mindfulness meditation does help to control pain and doesn’t use the brain’s naturally occurring opiates to do so. This suggests that combining mindfulness with pain medications and other approaches that rely on the brain’s opioid activity may be particularly effective for reducing pain,” according to more NIH research reports.
Whether you are challenged by a busy mind, anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, meditation can help you.
Wishing you a clear and calm mind for the rest of your day 🙂