New Years Resolutions are easy to make, and notoriously hard to keep.
Remember that resolution from last year about going to the gym every day? How’s that one working out for ya? 😂
But resolving to adopt or change even one small habit, and actually sticking to that resolution, can change your life in ways that you may not yet even be able to imagine.
Here are seven reasons why you should make MEDITATION your New Years resolution this year:
1. Meditation makes every single part of your life better.
This may sound like an exaggeration. It may sound like hyperbolic sensationalism. But here’s the truth: meditation is the one thing you can do in life that will make every other aspect of your life better.
How is this possible? It’s because meditation makes you more “tapped in” to every single thing that you’re doing. For example…
2. Meditation makes you more productive & successful
Tim Ferris interviewed hundreds of world class performers in many different fields – from scientists to athletes to billionaire entrepreneurs – and do you know what single habit they shared? Meditation.
Ferris describes Meditation as a “meta-skill” – a skill that improves all your other skills. And the mechanism by which it does this is very simple: it increases your ability to focus on whatever you’re doing, while you’re doing it.
This goes far beyond just productivity…
3. Meditation makes you a happier person
By giving you the tools to stay centered in the present moment, and resist getting dragged away by and overwhelmed by things like stress, burnout, anxiety & depression, meditation makes you a happier person.
4. Meditation helps you stay physically healthy
Meditation helps you stay physically healthy by making you more aware of what you eat, more focused during exercise, and more disciplined about your health habits.
5. Meditation makes you smarter
Meditation makes you smarter by allowing you concentrate more deeply, and for longer periods, to absorb facts, notice patterns, and understand complex concepts.
6. Meditation deepens your relationships and improves your love life
Meditation deepens your relationships – romantic, platonic, familial and otherwise – by making you more present in your interactions, conversations, and expressions of love. This is good for more than just improving relationships and forging new ones – it deepens your love for everyone around you, and even for yourself! It makes the world feel like a warmer, happier, more love-filled place.
7. Meditation connects you with the Universe in a way that makes everything in life feel epic and beautiful
Meditation helps you realize, on a deep experiential level, that you aren’t some stranger here in this world… you are literally part of the Universe. Your body takes up space, just like a tree or a frog. The molecules in your cells are made from atoms forged in the stars. Whether you meditate or not, you are a beautiful part of the Universe, just like the trees, the clouds, the sun and the moon… meditation just helps you realize that 😃
How to make meditation your New Years Resolution
If you want to make meditation your New Years resolution for 2021, we recommend doing two things:
- Sign up for an online course to learn how to meditate, and
- Subscribe to Meditation Magazine, so that you have a constant reminder on your table, to inspire you and keep you on track.
Luckily for you, we are offering all of our online meditation courses FOR FREE, for new subscribers who sign up between December 31st 2020 and January 31st 2021! They are three of Udemy’s top-rated meditation courses, and you can get all three for free by subscribing to Meditation Magazine now.
And don’t forget… have a happy New Year 🎉