Are you struggling to find happiness, motivation or even just focus in college? This is for you...
Meditation is not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of college, and it probably isn't even in the top 100 things that come to your mind when you think of college.
When many people hear the word meditation they instantly think of something along the lines of someone sitting outside on a rock going "Ummmmmmmmmm... Ummmmmm," or they think of a monk that they may have seen in a movie before.
While that might be the case way back when, it is the 21st century now and meditation has been found to have countless benefits for people of all ages. That is why many of the top business people have started to meditate daily, as well as people of all ages.
Soon it is going to be a very common practice, so I really had to try it for myself to see if these benefits were actually legit and if it was something that could help me now and in the future.
I was pleasantly surprised by what I started to notice in my life and think you will be as well...
Why Did I Start Meditating in College?
It is definitely not the normal thing to do, so why did I start?
Alright, so why did I start meditating in the first place and how did I even think about starting?
Well, I was at a low point in college and really did not enjoy the habits I had formed or the routines I was in day to day and I was not being productive at all. On top of that, my girlfriend had just broken up with me and I really had no idea who I was anymore.
Rather than just riding out the college experience like this, I decided to move home and start focusing on my habits and things I actually enjoyed doing more. I started researching for a few days and then ultimately decided on the first few habits I wanted to focus on and since then I have tried and tested countless habits and routines in order to improve everything from my happiness to productivity.
It so happened that after doing more and more research on habits and routines, that I came across how popular meditation really was and the lasting benefits it could have on your life. Sure, I have heard of meditation before but really didn't give it much thought because I thought "I was in college, why do I need to meditate?"
Thank god I did though as it has been one of the habits that has helped me the most as the benefits stretch across all areas of your life from your sleep to your mindset and happiness.
If you are interested in hearing about some of my other habits that I have enjoyed the most, I made a whole post about that right here >>
Why Am I Meditating Twice A Day?
There are different benefits you can get in the morning compared to at night.
Sure, even once a day is a great place to start but twice a day has helped me see the most benefits as a morning meditation and evening meditation have different benefits, both of which I was searching for in my life.
Plus, if you are strapped on time even just a ten minute one in the morning and night will give you some great benefits, you don't have to be sitting for an hour meditating every day you just don't have that kind of time most likely.
In terms of a morning meditation, this one is for a few major benefits that I was looking for in my life including:
In terms of having a meditation at night, this one was very important to me for these reasons:
How do I actually practice my meditation day in and day out?
Maybe to your surprise, you really don't need to carve out that much time from your day in order to meditate, maybe 10-20 minutes in the morning and the same amount at night. We can all find an extra 20 minutes or even 40 minutes when you start getting better at meditation and see some more powerful benefits. Just get off of social media at night an right away in the morning and I bet that opens up enough time for you to meditate!
In terms of the exact routine that I go through it is actually pretty simple:
The Benefits of Meditation in College
Just read this, you will want to start meditating ASAP in order to see some results such as these...
Who doesn't want better health, happiness, sleep, relationships and even grades? Everybody wants that and this one habit has the power to help you with all of those things.
You will start to relax more at night and reach a deeper sleep for a longer period of time, meaning that you could potentially get better sleep with fewer hours in bed. A lot of people, especially in college, are tired when they wake up even if they get 8 hours of sleep and that is because they are not reaching a deep sleep for long enough each night.
Meditation is a great habit to help you reach that deeper sleep each night and just one of many sleep hacks that I use, you can read about my other college sleep hacks here >>
As I mentioned above, meditation has helped me organize my thoughts much more and increase my memory as I can go over what I learned each day as well as reach a deeper sleep faster which will allow your brain to rest more and develop more neural connections helping with your memory. This means you can potentially start to improve your grades and remember more on tests.
There are some other brain "hacks" in college in order to remember more and study less and I highly recommend you check those out here if you are looking to improve those grades >>
Finally, in terms of your mindset and happiness, you can start to let go of things that are holding you back or dragging yourself down and making you sad and that is one of the best thing you can do for yourself, there are specific meditations for this if you search what you are feeling on YouTube.
This means that you can start to enjoy your days more and what you have, rather than constantly chasing that next thing to make you happy. When you are more happy, people enjoy being around you more and you will start to see and improvement in your relationships.
How You Can Start Meditation Today in College
How to start, where to find time and so much more.
A quick action plan for starting your college meditation routine today and improving your sleep, happiness, grades and so much more.
What To Watch Out For
You will run into these obstacles, don't get discouraged.
We all run into these as it's just part of stepping outside of the comfort zone and growing as a person.
Don't get discouraged as you are going to have an unfocused mind and catch your mind wandering many times when you first start, even for the first month I have noticed.
Just catch yourself and bring yourself back into the mindset of being all into the meditation, it will improve over time as this is a skills we all have to work on and get better at.
Other than a more relaxed mind and getting rid of stress you might not see any results the first week or two just because it takes time to fully start getting the results you can get so don't give up so easily.
Will I Continue to Meditate?
The being question here with a quick and simple answer... yes!
With all of the benefits I have seen after just the first month I really can wait to see where this takes me and I hope you join me on this journey as well. This is something that can impact your life and have lasting benefits when you stick with it, so don't just try it and then quit after a while, you will benefits yourself greatly in the long run if you stick with it.
This is also one thing that can help you develop your values and personality more which is super crucial to helping you stand out in the competitive job market where everyone seems to have the same skills as you.
Are you looking for more habits like this you can start to work on and set yourself apart in college or even just find some more happiness? Let me send you a few per week you can try out and start developing a routine for yourself, click here to get started >>
Thanks and have a great rest of your day,
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