Reasons Why Meditation Is Not Working For You

Reasons Why Meditation Is Not Working For You

November 08 2022 TalktoAngel 0 comments 75 Views

Meditation is the process and the act of employing a technique (called the practice of meditation) to concentrate your mind on a thing, thought, or idea to gain clarity, enhance awareness and achieve an atmosphere of calm and peace. The benefits of meditation are thoroughly documented. It reduces anxiety, helps you concentrate and focus at work, and helps rewire your brain to reduce stress. The aim of meditation is to disengage oneself from the current context, enhance awareness, and induce a sense of relaxation. There are numerous benefits to meditation. It helps keep your mind relaxed; Reduces the effects of aging; Improves the duration of attention; Improves the immune system; Increases metabolism; Enhances your sleep quality; and Enhances optimism and gratitude.

But, people don't begin the practice because they believe it's boring or requires a lot of patience. When you've attempted meditation but thought about what went wrong, it could be that you're making mistakes that are causing you to lose your focus.

Common Mistakes while meditating

Here are some common mistakes made by people when getting the most benefit from meditation.

  • Trying to stop your racing mind.

I frequently find myself hearing "I can't stop thinking." There is no reason to think about anything else. Meditation isn't about cutting off your thoughts. It's about learning how to observe thoughts without judgment or attachment. However, we are caught up in our lives with our thoughts in a loop, and we don't pay attention to them. When we sit to meditate and our attention is centered on our minds it could appear as if our mind is racing. It may appear that we're now thinking about a lot more than we normally do. This is not unusual. The process of learning to sit and become at ease with your thoughts can take some time.

  • Higher Expectation

It's not about trying to conquer your mind. It's just about being aware of how things are and learning to accept uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, without being disturbed by them. Certain people may feel completely happy right after their meditation sessions and others may require a while to discover the calmness that mindfulness can instill in the mind. It's all about practice not the pursuit of perfection. Set aside the expectations and observe what happens.

  • I had to concentrate in a correct manner, in order to meditate

Like there's no correct or right method to meditate, there is no right or wrong method of breathing. The most important thing to remember is to use your breath as a method to help you ease into your meditation techniques to be as calm and relaxed as you can.

Inhaling a few deep wide breaths at the beginning of every meditation session helps to ground your mind and create a tranquil atmosphere for your mindfulness practices. Then you are free to breathe as your heart wants. It's all about finding out what is relaxing to you.

  • Not Practising Consistently

It is intended to be a habitual routine, and consistency is crucial to get the desired outcomes. "It's like brushing your teeth," One practice session may bring benefits, but if you don't repeat the experience again it will wear off and you'll be back to feeling the same way you always had.

Maintaining a regular meditation practice is the key to gaining benefits. The ideal way to practice is each day at the same location. If your time and lifestyle aren't allowing that, look for other methods to stay constant. It could mean that you practice meditation throughout the day however at various times. This might mean that you only do it every day or every other week. You could also connect your meditation to a routine activity and then provide yourself with a five to fifteen-minute time-out prior to or following the exercise to meditate.

  • It's boring

As a species, we've grown accustomed to having a variety of things that demand our attention. The people all around us reading books and TV shows to stream on numerous streaming services, and social media to explore are all clamoring for our attention any time during the day as well as at night. They take our attention away from our lives, our issues, and our thoughts.

When we sit down to contemplate, it's boring. Then you're sitting with your eyes shut, and just your mind to keep you entertained. It's all you and you. Sometimes, you're bored. The good thing is that the longer you keep at your training and the more consistent you will be. When you learn how your brain is wired and how your brain works, you'll start to be enthralled by what's happening in your brain.

  • I have shut down my task

You may feel that your meditation routine has failed since you're unable to shut down your thoughts for the rest of the day. This is a commonly held belief about meditation. It's not about blocking the thoughts of your mind or closing them down!

Meditation is about being able to observe your thoughts and thoughts without judgment just noticing the activity that is going on within your brain and letting it go. When you've let go of seeking control over every aspect of your meditation practice, you'll see that you've been practicing a meditative pro from the beginning.

Meditation and Psychotherapy

Though meditation is very different from psychotherapy in the sense that it is a holistic approach, the combination of meditation, mindfulness, and psychotherapy is the most important factor in living a healthy and happy life. To assess the condition in the state of your mental and physical health you can complete an online assessment for free at TalktoAngel and schedule an Online Counselling session on your own time. Mindfulness-based therapies are offered in a variety of ways, whether in a private or group environment, could provide benefits to those who seek therapy to address a range of issues. 

Consult with the Best Psychologist in India at TalktoAngel for more help.




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