10 Reasons to Meditate for Addiction & Recovery
I absolutely love meditation and everything it has to offer.
Through my active addiction and into recovery, plus going through cancer... It has changed my life and I am forever grateful. 
It allows me to live my life in the present moment and leave all the other bullshit behind.
Best thing is meditation doesn't carry the risk of any side effects. Plus, it's completely FREE!

Let's dish on Ten Top Reasons to Meditate for Addiction & Recovery.

1) Emotional Well-being – Meditation creates the ability to have more control over our thoughts and lets us gain insight into our negative emotions. It allows us to create coping mechanisms and helps encourage mental health. Meditation also allows for us to emotionally detach from situations and react in a rational state of mind. This is an incredible tool for your spiritual toolbox in recovery. 

2) Awareness – Meditation allows us to dissolve the mental clutter, allowing us to live in the present moment. When you experience living in the present you get to connect with your mind and body, and you also get to know yourself better. We want this when we are trying to heal ourselves. It's a beautiful form of self-love. 

3) Increased Happiness – Don’t we all want to be happier? I know I do! Meditation allows us to foster a more positive perception of life, which opens us up to fulfillment and satisfaction. It puts life into perspective, and allows us to let go of the need to control outside circumstances. One day at a time is all we have. Make the best of each and every day. 

4) Increased Brain Function – Meditators get to enjoy the benefits of having increased memory function. Meditation literally changes the way the brain operates. It also changes the brain to allow faster processing of information. Not that we want everything to process faster, but I definitely can use increased brain function. Perimenopause has got me all over the place. LOL! 

5) Relaxation – By practicing meditation this allows the mind to quiet, or be silenced. It lets us embrace peace and serenity. When you’re relaxed you are more engaged and present. It allows for deeper more solid sleep. When I was in active addiction my sleep was so messed up. I barley slept at all and when I did, it was broken, sweaty, and disruptive. Recovery and meditation has allowed me to feel rested and grounded.

6) Stress Reduction – By practicing meditation it decreases cortisol, which is a natural reaction to stress. By learning to be present in the moment, not worrying about the future or the past you are able to let go of stress. Taking time out for your meditation practice allows you to remove any clutter from the mind and lets you find some inner peace.

7) Forming Better Relationships – Meditation increases compassion and opens up the door for a more meaningful connection with others. You will focus on the positive in others and not the negative qualities. When you mediate you are happier and in a state of joy. People want to be around you.

8) You Will Gain Insight – By observing your thoughts and your mind, you stop it from controlling you. You’re in control of your thoughts. When you allow the mind to calm down and slow down you are able to view things with greater clarity. Recovery gives you this as well. When we are not drinking or using our stress, anxiety, and depression all decreases. You are in greater control. Meditation teaches you to be in control of your thoughts. 

9) Focus and Concentration – Practicing meditation increases focus in your life. It comes back to being present and living in the present moment. Let go of stress, anxiety, and find some inner calm and balance. This is where the magic happens and you can find true success in your life, your recovery, and your relationships.

10) Your Health!! PERIOD – Meditation is so good for you!! Period! It improves your quality of sleep, decreases stress, allows you to let go of anxiety, and you will make healthier choices. When we are connected to our mind and body we will make better choices. We feel better and look better. We can live in a state of joy. Who doesn’t want that… Right? I know I do. 

If you’ve never experienced meditation before, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. There is no one size fits all.
There are so many different types of meditation, so you find what speaks to you.
Trust me, you will not regret it.

Live Free in Recovery.
Your biggest supporter.


Sheri Matthews


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