Scientists now know that meditation actually changes brain chemistry. Regulating the chemicals in your brain that foster a happy, healthy mood can be life changing. If you can commit to meditating once a day even if it’s for 5 minutes before you go to bed, you can create a healthier, brighter and more optimistic quality of life. Meditation can consist of mindful meditation which is simply deep breathing with focus on the feeling of your breath entering and exiting your body or it may be a guided meditation that can easily be downloaded onto your phone. Whatever the preference, make a commitment to yourself to start or end each day (or both!) with a few minutes of meditation.
A healthy, positive, optimistic mindset regulates the chemicals in your brain in the healthiest way possible and elicits more healthy, positive thoughts. Positive breeds positive and thus a happier thought process will emerge under your control!
Stacy Pellettieri is the founder of Long Island Counseling Services. LICS is located in Merrick, New York and offers counseling services for individuals,couples, groups, children, adolescents, and adults.