Like everyone else, I become stressed at times. Family, career, friends, health and exercise, passions and hobbies, relaxation time all take effort and focus to maintain and even more effort to thrive. It’s inevitable that at various intervals, some of those pillars of your life will become strained and change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
During a particularly stressful point in my life, I had begun looking for an outlet just to be with my thoughts and to mentally prepare for the day’s and week’s events. That’s when I stumbled upon meditation. There are numerous studies that both support and oppose meditation as a beneficial practice for everyday life. Some studies state it can change the chemistry and make-up of your brain. Others state it has no effect on your attitude or outlook whatsoever.
What I’ve come to discover is that meditation is extremely personal and the effects vary tremendously from person to person. Here are a few of my observations about meditation and how they are connected to your financial well-being.