Chillin’ with Jo

By: Joelle De La Vina


What is meditation?

Many people believe that meditation is about clearing your mind and staying focused, but that´s the result of meditation. Meditation is a practice, so having distractions is good because you can´t practice meditation if you don´t allow yourself to acknowledge the distractions and go back to focusing on one thing. With meditation, you can achieve an emotionally and mentally stable state.

Also, if you have ADHD, don´t feel discouraged because you actually meditate all the time without even realizing it. Hyper focusing on one thought, object, or activity is meditating because you have allowed yourself to focus on one thing.

What are the benefits of meditation?

  • Reduces stress
  • Decrease of negative emotions
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present moment
  • Increase of patience
  • Expands your imagination and creativity
  • Lengthens your attention span
  • And more

How to meditate?

Meditation does not have to mean you need to sit down in silence for an hour. You could instead do it for 5 minutes or not sit in silence at all. Remember, meditation comes in all sorts of forms like dancing, singing, journaling, going on a walk or run, etc. Meditation is achieving to focus on one thing at a time while tuning out distractions.

If you prefer to meditate traditionally by sitting down in silence, the following links are guided meditation, great for beginners.