Meditation is widely known as a mean of promoting clear thinking and healthy sleep. Another beneficial thing about it is it improves relationships. The fact that being alone and be still can improve interpersonal relationships may sound strange at first, but studies have proven it correct.
It Makes You Optimistic
Embracing a positive outlook on life is very important especially during work because it affects one’s productivity. The more you are optimistic, the lighter your workload is. People who meditate show a higher interest in doing their job compared to those who are not. Co-workers tend to be attracted to your attitude, and it creates healthy personal and professional relationships. Having self-confidence is also visible to this kind of person that helps them trust every decision they made despite the possibility of achieving failures.
Jill Suttie, PsyD, wrote in an article, “Studies to date suggest that mindfulness affects many aspects of our psychological well-being—improving our mood, increasing positive emotions, and decreasing our anxiety, emotional reactivity, and job burnout.”
It Relieves Stress
Stress is very contagious. It can quickly spread to one another especially in home and work settings. It is listed as a common predisposing factor to some diseases. As meditation clears the mind, it also washes out stress in our body. Even with the use of simple breathing-based meditation, anxiety and stress are decreased drastically. Stress-free people can manage their time well and acquires long patience. According to Robert Poynter, LPC, “Scientific research has shown growing evidence that cultivating mindfulness can increase your enjoyment of life, expand your capacity to cope with illness and improve your physical and emotional health. It is a powerful tool in reducing the stress and anxiety that occurs with chronic illness, and as an adjunct to modern medicine, it may enhance other treatments.”
A married couple after a tiring work can still make love to each other which is essential in strengthening their marital relationship. Employees can do the job well if their boss speaks softly and gently. Students can concentrate well in the discussion if their teacher displays a welcoming attitude.
It Makes You More Appreciative
It is a natural tendency of a person that if we are used to a kind of thing, sooner or later we will lose our interest in it or it will be taken for granted. That is the very reason why some married couples had divorced because of their faded love for one another. Couples attending meditation classes display a favorable attitude to their spouse which is evident in their gestures before and after the class. They open the door for their partner to come in, wipe the sweat from the face, and hold each other hands while walking. Every detail of their relationship is being treasured and remembered. In the work setting, employees are rewarded by their employers rather than giving them punishment for their mistake.
It Makes You Happy
A happy person can do well regarding relating to other people. You can talk to a stranger in a shopping mall without thinking of rejection if you will start a conversation. There will be no hesitations if others want to talk to you. People will like you and want to be friends with you. Even though you cannot please everyone despite having a happy life, always remember that more people love you because of the genuine happiness you are showing them.
“Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly.” – Aaron Kaplan, PsyD.
Meditation is beneficial to those using it. It must be recommended to those having a high level of stress for them to enhance their relationship with their loved ones and significant persons in life.