Tune in

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Stressful life situations can bring out the worst in all of us. We over-analyze, fret, escape from painful feelings and generally keep ourselves super busy hoping things will get better or, ideally, go away. More often than not, however, looking outward for a solution to our problems tend to bring meagre returns – at the end of the day we can’t fix that over which we have no control no matter how much we try.

The only thing that we can do is to go and find answers within and this is where meditation plays such a big part. The chart below is a useful tool from Mindful, a great site filled with ideas and science behind the art of meditation and mindfulness. It documents some of our most common objections to begin a meditation practice as well as some of the key benefits. MindfulΒ also feature a beginners Mindfulness meditation for those who have not tried before. In my own humble opinion there are few situations in this world that would not be improved by a daily mediation Β practice. By quieting the chatter brain that keeps us stuck in our problems or views, we can experience peace and contentment at this very moment as well as making us more focused in our day to day lives – who would not like that?

5 excuses not to meditate and 5 reasons why you should try, anyway

Top 10 Foods to eat to reduce stress and anxiety *

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocado
  3. Blueberries
  4. Milk
  5. Almonds
  6. Oranges
  7. Salmon
  8. Spinach
  9. Turkey
  10. Oatmeal

Have a happy and streesfree week! X

  1. * Tanya Zuckerbrot – Men’s Fitness

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