Meditation is a great way to find peace with the world around you. Regardless of how you reach your meditative state, it can help you to find a center and go on a path of self-discovery that can be very enlightening. There are various reasons why you can become a better family member through meditation.

Decreased Levels of Stress

Meditation assists you in being calm in stressful times. When you begin to meditate, you can learn to deal with stress and be more likely to enjoy time spent with your family.

You Have More Positive Emotions

By setting aside a little bit of ‘You’ time each day, you give yourself the chance to redirect to a more positive self-talk. By doing this you give permission to yourself to press the ‘reset button’ and let go of negative feelings. Your family will quickly come to respect this time you put aside each day as they will see the positive impact on your daily moods.

A Healthier You

Your family depends on you! It has been shown that meditation can improve your immune system. If you have a weak immune system, you may be too sick to come to the rescue when your family needs you most.

Increased Focus and Concentration

Increased focus means more focus on your family. Ensure that your family feels loved by being in the present with them. Enjoy family time for what it is, a chance to enjoy each other in that moment.
You will find that you are going to be a more attentive family member as you reach higher levels of meditation.

Greater Ability to Multi-task

Meditation, as mentioned above, increases focus. An added benefit to being present in the moment is the chance to multi-task with certain activities. So save time spent on essential chores around the house by batching activities in the same time – and we don’t mean driving and texting at the same time!

Increased Memory

Family life is challenging! Double more so if you are the head of the family and have to remember a multitude of ‘to do’ items. Meditation teaches us to retain and use information better, when you need it. Increased clarity equals a faster more agile mind.

Be the keystone of the family, be the person that everyone can rely on, but first, you have to help yourself.

Check out our Meditation Retreats and where you can find a SkillfulMind Meditation Class and learn more about furthering your meditation and achieving a SkillfulMind!