Positive Thoughts: How Meditation Increases Motivation
Everyone hits a slump in life, but there is always hope. If you have found yourself in a rut, suffering from a stalled career, a failed relationship, or even finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning, meditation is the key to getting back on track. Here are five key reasons meditation can pump you up:
#1 — Meditation can help focus your mind and renew your enthusiasm. When you meditate, you learn to let go of all thoughts, including negative thoughts. With a powerful reset button for the mind, life feels forever fresh and new. When your mind is still and quiet, a natural untapped, latent store of energy surfaces from within. The result? The impossible becomes possible.
#2 — Meditation naturally reforms negative thinking. Often, ruts stem from our negatively polarized repetitive thoughts (i.e. depression). If this sounds like you, meditation is a great way to change those thought patterns. In the end, meditation can put you back on the mountaintop, or at the very least, give you the necessary positive mindset to embark on the climb.
#3 — Meditation eliminates anxiety, depression, and addiction. Ninety percent of the thoughts you had yesterday will make up the thoughts you have today. Do you see the implications? After meditation roots out all of your dysfunctional thought patterns (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc) in the most dramatic way, your life will set out on a whole new course. A transformed life is a motivated life.
#4 — Meditation gives you a new identity. When you meditate, you stop identifying with the same thoughts and feelings you had yesterday, allowing you to step out of your routine, viewing the world through a new set of eyes. Change breeds motivation.
#5 — Meditation reconnects you to higher levels of emotion. Another way meditation motivates us is through its built-in benefit of boosting our feelings of happiness, love, interconnectedness, compassion, and overall well-being. When these mental states become the norm rather than the exception, we naturally feel better about ourselves, our lives, and others. Feeling good about life is what keeps us moving forward.
Ready to get pumped up? Meditation is the way.