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Daily meditation is a practice that literally changes your life from day one. The benefits of mindfulness meditation range from reducing stress and anxiety to increased focus. Yet most people don't meditate because they have no idea how to start meditating.

Enter guided meditation. When you have an experienced guide walking you through something new, it becomes much easier to improve. When you pair proper guidance with repetition and consistency, you will experience great benefits. Finding some time each day to meditate is better than no meditation at all. Here is our guide on how to make daily meditation practice a part of your day-to-day routine.

Benefits of Daily Meditation

The benefits of meditation are mind-blowing. While you don't need to practice mindfulness daily to experience its positive effects, studies have shown that people who meditate daily unlock powerful benefits. The benefits of daily meditation include:

  • Increased focus, attention, ability to work under stress without your mind wandering
  • Decreased symptoms of panic attacks
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Decreased depression
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Improved memory recall
  • Improved creativity
  • ..and many more benefits

When we meditate consistently, we are able to make better decisions and reduce the feelings of dread and stress. This fundamental change changes the way we handle our thoughts and feelings. We are able to not let thoughts run amok. The improved sense of clarity helps us experience a greater sense of peace and happiness in our lives.

Meditation techniques have been used to improve sleep quality. It is particularly useful in decreasing insomnia from anxiety and help people sleep better. These techniques have been shown to improve pain tolerance for people living with chronic pain.

If you are looking get started with meditation, read our guide on Meditation For Beginners to begin your meditation practice. If you'd like to get started with guided meditation with a meditation teacher, read our guide about the 10 Best Guided Meditation Apps In 2020.

How to Meditate Daily

Making daily meditation a routine can help you optimize the benefits of your meditation. Research has shown that the frequency of practice is more important than the time spent meditation.

For people who are new to meditation, it might be challenging to build a habit. That's why the goal is to build consistency over a long period of time. Committing 10 minutes every day to meditate is more effective than doing one hour every week. Once it becomes a habit, you will become better than your best excuses. Here are the best meditation tips on creating a new habit:

  1. Determine when and where you will meditate: The most effective way to form a habit is determining when and where you will meditate. Some people prefer doing it when they wake up while other people prefer doing it before they sleep. There is no right or wrong time. As to where: find a quiet place where you feel relaxed with minimal distractions.

  2. Determine the duration of the meditation: Start small. Aim for 5 minutes. Once it becomes a part of your habit, find your sweet spot. The key is to consistently meditate day after day without fail. Reward yourself when you successfully meditate and find an anchor to your routine. For example, most people know they're about to work when they get into the car in the mornings. Find an anchor that triggers your moment of meditation.

  3. Be relaxed and comfortable: It's important that your posture and your environment is relaxing and comfortable. This will help minimize distractions and get into the moment of peacefulness.

  4. Use an app: A meditation app can help you schedule daily alarms to meditate and help provide the tools to make it easy. Most meditation apps provide valuable instructions and insights on a variety of topics.

Start Meditating Today

Testimonio is a Christian meditation app that helps you create a habit of daily meditation practice and set you on the path to a changed life.

We provide chunk-sized meditation to help you be time-effective. We also provide content on all kinds of topics from sleep to anxiety to make you learn to find peace in God's words.

Testimonio provides free content for you to start building a foundation of meditation today.

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And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

- John 6:35 (KJV)

Final Words

Christian meditation is an act of self-liberation from the stresses of everyday life. Start a habit of meditation every day to gain a sense of peace and purpose. Do not merely take part in the world, but learn what your larger purpose is. When you find that purpose, you will walk through life with great happiness and gladness. We love you and we hope you find victory through Jesus Christ!

God bless!