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Three Benefits of Starting Your Day with Meditation

Updated: Jan 17

When you think of meditation, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For us, it’s peace, serenity, and focus. Meditation is an ancient practice that can help your body and mind be calm and fully present in the moment. It enables you to surrender and get in contact with the highest, purest version of self. Meditation helps you be present, and when you are conscious of who you are and where you are in the moment you awaken yourself to the possibility of being one with your surroundings, reduce feelings of stress and bring feelings of joy and gratitude.

If you’re looking for ways to revitalize your morning routine, integrating meditation can help you start the day off on the right foot. Here’s how meditation can transform your mornings and brighten your day:

Reduce stress and anxiety

One benefit of meditating in the morning is that it can help ease that pre-work anxiety. When you have a lot going on and a long to-do list, starting your day with a mindfulness exercise can help you focus, prioritize, and envision success before you even get your day started. Additionally, regular meditation can lead to incredible health benefits like lower blood pressure levels, increased concentration, and reduced fatigue, resulting in an overall higher quality of life in addition to a great day ahead.

Increased focus and concentration

Meditation is a practice that involves focused attention and awareness. Integrating meditation into your daily life can help you tune out distractions and heighten your ability to concentrate on and accomplish daily activities. If you’re meditating with the specific intent to increase your ability to focus for long periods of time, you might consider the following:

  • Mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is about focusing on the presence of the mind. While there isn’t just one way to practice mindfulness meditation, at its core is the goal of slowing down your mind, releasing negativity, and calming your mind and body by focusing on a particular thought, mantra, or activity.

  • Zen meditation. Zen meditation empowers you to tap into your unconscious mind by focusing on a general sense of awareness of your surroundings and being.

  • Counting your breath cycles. According to Fast Company, breathing correctly means supplying our bodies with the right amount of oxygen and replenishing the brain and other vital organs with essential nutrients. Counting your breath cycles can help you replenish your brain and increase your capacity to concentrate by helping you feel more centered, grounded, and aware.

Become more self-aware

While meditation can help you increase your general awareness, one of the most significant benefits is that it will open your mind to help you become more self-aware. By centering your mind, you will become aware of your emotions, inner self, and how you react in certain situations. Simply put, it will allow you to tap into your character and help you improve when it comes to certain aspects. For example, if you have been ignoring some thoughts and problems, meditation will help you come face to face and acknowledge them. Then you can try to work with them and become a better version of yourself. By analyzing your thoughts and emotions, you will understand your behavior, become one with your thoughts, and learn to love and accept yourself. When you start your day with self-awareness you increase your capacity for self-confidence and prepare yourself to slay the day ahead.


Ready to give meditation a try? All you need to do is sit down and just begin. Some people find it hard to concentrate their minds, which is perfectly natural. The important thing is to allow thoughts to flow freely into your mind and release them to recenter and focus on your meditative practice. You’ll get better each step of the way, as you meditate more each day.


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