Looking for a way to beat the winter blues – research suggests Meditation is the answer
Are you Suffering from the winter blues – well this article suggests a simple but highly effective solution.
Mindfulness meditation isnt about ‘blocking out’ thoughts but instead acknowledging and releasing them. In everyday life this concept can be applied to releasing stressful thoughts to increase our happiness.
People often try to substitute positive thoughts for the negative, but according to this research it is more effective to use the concepts of meditation to improve happiness. That is, acknowledge and accept what you are feeling, then simply release it. In essence, this is because you are breaking the cycle of negative thinking rather than resisting it or ‘masking it’.
Check out this article for more details http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2011/09/21/eat-smoke-meditate-why-your-brain-cares-how-you-cope/