Mindful Meditation Has Made Me Much Happier
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Meditation -- You train your body so why not your mind?

Mindful Meditation Has Made Me Much Happier

by Nakul Kurane

What is meditation to me?

I ask specifically (to me) because meditation can be interpreted and utilized differently for people. To me, it's a way to let go of everything, to let my thoughts flow through, and to refresh

Why did I start meditating?

I had always seen articles and videos about why business-persons and entrepreneurs should meditate and had it on my to-do list. I finally started when a mini course popped up at my university

How I felt about the course

The 4 week course I took was a great experience, thanks to the instructor I had. We learned various types of mediation like dynamic, belly, mindful, and visual. It was a nice break from my day

How I meditate

I meditate every morning right after I wake up for around 10 minutes. I used to set a timer but now I listen to binaural beats on YouTube so I just stop after the video finishes.

Why I still meditate

I still meditate because letting go is important. In our stressful lives with so much going on, so much to think about, it's blissful to just let go and relax, to take a step back from the world

It may not be for you

If you're going to complain about how it's overhyped and useless, so be it. I'm not going to waste time convincing any narrow minded souls but this can really lighten your mood

Questions?

Comment below and/or tweet me @nakurane !!!

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nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sachettheg Thanks, can't wait to see your next story!

sachetthegAspiring Entrepreneur
a year agoReply
Great quality content as usual my brother :)

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sydney haha I don't think anything actually, to clarify, it's not really gamification it just tracks it!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@nakurane oooh what do you get with the badges and points?

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@draco Hmm I don't know! I've only ever done that during the mini course I brought up in which some other people had signed up so were being guided together in a classroom. That was still in the very early learning stages so I can't say I have an opinion really. How about yourself?

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sydney I've gamified it right now. I use an app called "Today" on my iPhone and I have to meet a quota each week to get badges/points. I think doing it immediately after waking up keeps me from getting lazy about it. If I get up out of bed to brush my teeth and shower, I probably won't get back in to sit up and meditate!

dracoBronze Commawelcome to my profile
a year agoReply
what do you think about group meditation?

a year agoReply
somebody told me once that the people who are "too busy to meditate" tend to be the ones who need it most. great post!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
I LOVE this. meditation was a huge part of my life and a huge part of having control over my mind and body. i don't do it as regularly anymore (although I should), but I truly feel it has given me more control over my life and mind. how do you keep the habit up? my struggle was when i traveled or went home i'd lose it and it'd be hard to get back into the habit again