Here’s why you should consider adding it in to your daily routine
We get it – meditation sounds like an intimidating concept at first. Trying to completely quiet the mind for an extended period of time? It’s seems like an ask, especially considering our ‘always on’ lifestyles, but that’s exactly why we need to do it.
Constant notifications, an endless onslaught of emails, more calls and texts than we can keep up with – it all takes a toll on our thoughts, which is where meditation can help. Here are a few good reasons why you should consider adding it in to your everyday routine.
It can help to relieve stress
If you’re feeling mentally spent, dedicating a few minutes of your day to meditation can greatly reduce your stress levels. Studies have shown that meditating regularly can release anxious thoughts, restoring a sense of calm and clarity to the mind.
If you’re staring down the barrel of an endless afternoon to-do list, why not take a moment for a lunchtime meditation? If you’re time-poor, experts say that even 5-10 minutes of meditation can make a significant difference to your mind and body. Try it!
It can improve your mood
While meditation can’t cure depression or pain, research shows that it can be an effective addition to treat both mental and physical discomfort. Regularly meditating helps to release blissful chemicals in your brain, which can boost your mood and even lessen any bodily pain you might be experiencing.
It can sharpen your focus
Taking a moment to practice meditation is like taking a broom to your mind, allowing you to brush out any cognitive cobwebs that are cluttering your mental space. If you’re struggling to stay focused on certain tasks or just don’t feel ‘present’ during your day, regularly engaging with meditation can act as a gentle mental reset.
Ready to try it?
Make your meditation practice a priority by adding into your everyday routine. If you already have a few healthy habits in place, why not bring meditation into your other cherished rituals? Our founder Elle Macpherson always drinks her daily dose of The Super Elixir™ right after her morning meditation to kickstart her system ahead of a busy day.
Follow Elle’s lead and combine your favourite flavour of The Super Elixir™ with your morning smoothie. Next, find a quiet, distraction-free place to sit and enjoy your nourishing greens as you begin your meditation.
You can follow a guided session from an app if you’re new to meditation – try Headspace or Calm – or alternatively, you can simply focus on your breathing (try inhaling for the count of four, then exhaling for the count of four). The choice is yours! Just don’t feel discouraged if your mind wanders during your session; simply bring your focus back to your breath each time and continue.