With 70,000 different thoughts running through our minds everyday on average, it is no surprise that we often find ourselves stressed out. Stress can lead to fatigue, heart complications, sleeplessness, addictions and lack of motivation. The onset of these symptoms can lead to even more stress. It is a cycle that is often hard to break. More symptoms lead to increased stress and increased stress leads to more symptoms.
Meditation is a tool that you can use to disrupt the cycle. Meditation is exercise for your brain. The benefits are numerous. In fact, Giovanni Dienstmann listed 76 scientific benefits of meditation on his blog Live and Dare. From stress relief to emotional well-being, meditation can help you transform your life and body. In the infographic below from BestMedicalDegrees.com you can see how meditation can actually save your life by reducing stress and anxiety. Ultimately, by training your brain with meditation you can replace anxious, stressful thoughts with positive, joyful thoughts.
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