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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How I Benefited From Meditating

I know you all may have seen me mention meditating in some of my posts. I definitely stan for it! I decided to put together this post because I talk about meditating so much that I just couldn't leave you all in the dark. That wouldn't be fair, would it?

Backstory. (This is where you have a flashback moment while trying to picture everything.)

Before I started meditating, I used to be so full of rage and resentment. I always felt the need to argue back and forth with any and everyone. I also indulged in getting revenge on anyone who made me miserable. Let me be the first to tell you that revenge may seem sweet at first, however, the aftermath taste very bitter and sour. I would walk around with my nose turned. I must say, my attitude was on 10. Most of the time, I knew why I was this way, but the other 25% of me was just evil for no reason.

A lot of that anger came from my childhood. I felt unwanted and alone. It was hard for me to keep friends so I sat alone most of the time just in my head. I didn't get along with my family at home. I'm not trying to talk down on my family in no way, shape, or form. I love them to death, but I'm just telling MY TRUTH!

I would get called weird or an oddball (which I've learned to embrace). I was left out of so many things and whenever I would accomplish something, I never recieved the proper celebration. I know what you may be thinking, why should a child be rewarded for doing what they're supposed to do? Well, technically, I didn't want a tangible reward, I wanted a "good job" or a "I'm proud of you". Simple things like that can really make your child feel loved and secure. 

If you're a parent reading this or even just have younger relatives, try to give them some encouraging words here and there. You never know how happy it may make them. It doesn't hurt to try.

It's still so much but I don't want to make you guys super emotional with my sappy story.

Meditating killed that rage and resentment that had built up inside of me.

What is meditating?

According to Google, meditating is to think deeply or focus one's mind for a while, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.

 What persuaded me to say f*ck it and start meditating?

I noticed how much energy I'd given to negative things that never served me. Every little thing people said about me or to me, I would flip out. It's not that serious. My anger started to spiral out of control. It had gotten to the point where I was consistently frustrated and crying. I then became depressed until I came across a YouTube video talking about the benefits of meditating. I immediately thought, "why not give it a try? what do I have to lose?"

To be completely honest with you, I didn't lose a thing, but I gained A LOT!

Ready to find out how meditating benefited me?

I must say, I'm truly amazed at how many great things I've got out of meditating. I did it to receive peace, calmness, and a sense of clarity. I still received more that and I'm more than grateful.

Peace.

Since I've been, meditating, I found that I am much more at peace with myself.



Overthinking.

We all know that doing too much thinking isn't good. We get so caught up into our thoughts that we tend to start thinking negatively. I hear this saying one too many times, "I need to stop overthinking." If you find yourself saying it, thinking it, or even agreeing to that statement, you, my friend, need to meditate! I no longer drown in my own thoughts.





Creds to @IvanNuru


The state of being calm.

This is by far my favorite benefit because I don't have that burning desire to rage. You know how you get into an argument with someone and you feel need to argue back and forth? That was me! Of course, I did want to defend myself, however, not every situation deserves a reaction. Now if someone picks an argument with me, I just say "ok" and leave it at that. I don't have the urge to argue back. It doesn't upset me as much anymore. You know the viral video where the guy says "it's above me now", well it's beneath me now!



A sense of clarity.

I feel like now I better understand what my purpose is. I know what out of life. I've chosen my career path and I'm sticking to it! Blockages can no longer hold me back.


Collab.

So, if you've read my last post, you know that I teamed up with Simone Sydel at The Skin Care Culture and we created guest posts for each other's blog. If you haven't read my previous post, you can read it here. Honesty, I never thought I'd be doing a guest post on someone's blog, let alone, have one on mine. I still can't believe it. I'm still and forever will be thankful for this opportunity.


Blog Analytics.

I use Google Analytics to keep track of my blog stats. Before I started meditating, my analytics weren't the best. As soon as I started to incorporate meditating into my daily routine, it became easier for me to make interesting and longer blog posts, which helped my average session time increase and expanded my audience overall.

Focus. 

My attention span was always very short. Thanks to meditating, I'm able to better focus on studying or things I need to get done in general.


I really hope that you guys got a lot out of this post. I thought it was imperative that I inform you about how I benefited from meditating to help you on your meditation journey. I wish you all the best of luck because I understand how hard it can be when you are a beginner. You got this! Remember, quitters never prosper.

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