by Jess Jeavons
Very often, when I chat with a friend who is stressed, overwhelmed, unmoored, or overstimulated by everyday life, I recommend meditation. Meditation changes lives! Individuals who meditate are better able to live in the moment, manage stress, and find time to do the things they've been meaning to do, like eating healthy and exercising. In addition, meditation can improve physical health, including lowering blood pressure, reducing headache frequency, and decreasing risk for heart disease.
But when it comes to meditating, I haven't been able to make it stick as a healthful habit in my own life. 2018 will be my year for meditation, and I'm starting with eMindful's 1% Challenge to meditate for 1% of each day for 30 days straight.
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