Note: This is a guest post by freelance writer Ruby Andrew.
Women play an important role in society. The pressures of a home mom are often paralleled with the necessity and demand to work and support the family. The stress of office work, looking after the home, cooking, and raising kids can take a toll on the health of working women. Therefore, more and more working women find that meditation is a medicine to relieve stress and exhaustion. Meditation, a purposeful quieting of mental and dialogue activities, has been around since the existence of religion. There is a great deal of scientific research that has proven the benefits of meditation, such as the lowering of stress and relaxation of body, mind, and soul.
Creating Time to Meditate
It’s possible for a woman to meditate every day even with obstacles (which are actually blessings) like children, a full-time job, a garden, or a spouse. Stay-at-home mothers or those who juggle several jobs have to create some time to meditate. The idea is to take it and make it a habit.
Consider Yourself Imperfect
Just like many other activities, people quit once they start because they don’t live up to their own expectations. Some find the process boring or quit after missing several sessions. Giving yourself reason to be imperfect will encourage you to continue despite the odds. Whether you are doing it right or not means you are actually meditating–you only need to keep willing to continue.
Relax the Rules
Guides from an instructor, a book, or a video tape come with set regulations. Most of these guidelines are spot on, but if you wait until the environment is conducive, you might wait forever. All you need is a quiet moment with yourself despite all the noise around you. It’s possible to block the noise and focus on your inner self for a few minutes.
Ask For Help
Let your bosses know that you meditate during work so that they can allow you the time. Although this may be tough, let your children know that they can wait until you are through meditating. It has been scientifically proven that the more you meditate even in short snatches of time, the more you get relaxed and stay peaceful at work.
The Benefits of Meditation
Once you meditate, you realize the expansion within yourself and enjoy lots of social and health benefits. It can help to strike a balance between work and personal life, especially for women with lots of daily responsibilities. This is according to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a meditation teacher and the chairperson of International Women’s Conference in India.
1. When you are calm and in a serene state of mind, which is achieved through meditation, you’ll be able to perform a task that usually takes four hours and complete within two hours. The bonus two hours can be used for family or balance between works. To realize the full potential within, dedicate time to yourself by meditation.
2. Meditation helps you to go beyond conditions and judgments. Often, when people are faced with a challenge, they tend to worry about how to solve the problem by digging through the past occurrences. Through breathing and relaxation exercises, creativity blossoms, and the right answer to tackle the challenge is presented at the right time. The habit of meditation helps to achieve proper observation, expression, and perception. It will help you relate well with those around you and the environment.
Ruby Andrew lives in Bristol, UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her articles have been published in leading UK newspapers. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Fitness and Health. She works as a guest blogger on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of EHIC card.
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