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Does Meditation Work? (feat. Liv Bowser)

Meditation is a practice at the forefront of bettering an individual’s mental health. Meditation is a known exercise that reaps a multitude of benefits for someone, but it can be hard for them to see the benefit it has on their mental health. And, because it is hard to measure, many people don’t continue to meditate. Although there are known benefits to one’s mental health, many people still don’t know if meditation is working for them. How do you measure whether or not meditation is working for you?

In this episode, we talk about if meditation (or any mindfulness practice) is an activity that  actually works. Then, we discuss how we can measure if the practice is working or not. Special guest speaker Liv Bowser, discusses a simple tactic that can be used to track the effectiveness of one’s meditation/mindfulness practice.

If you want to learn how to measure whether meditation is working for you, then this episode is for you!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Learn about the importance of practicing meditation or any mindfulness activity  and understand the benefits it can have on your mental health.
  2. Discover a measurement tactic, provided by Liv Bowser, that will show whether or not meditation is working for you.
  3. Understand how you can apply this measurement strategy to your meditation/mindfulness practice and feel the changes it has on your mental health. 


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Episode Highlights

Why is Meditation And Mindfulness Activities Important?

  • Meditation and Mindfulness activities help an individual see the benefits of personal development.
  • These activities can help an individual see the value in connecting with oneself. 
  • Meditation and Mindfulness activities help you take control of your life, your situation, and your reactions to things. 

How Can We Measure the Effectiveness of Our Meditation Practices?

  • Meditation is a more personal, internal, and subjective practice. 
  • Someone can measure the effectiveness of their meditation practice by asking themselves a few questions before and after their meditation/mindfulness session.
  • This method creates data for the individual to look back on throughout their mental health journey. 
  • This measurement method can improve one’s confidence with themselves which motivates the individual to stick with their meditation or mindfulness practice.

How Can You Apply This Tactic to Your Meditation Practice?

  •  Take 30 seconds before you start your meditation practice to check in with yourself to see how you are feeling that day. This forces you to confront your thoughts and deal with anything that you are feeling or is happening in your life.  
  • Don’t expect it all to be good, there will be faults that you  will encounter throughout this experience. 
  • Take 30 seconds after your meditation practice and ask yourself how it went or how you feel compared to the beginning of your meditation. 
  • Taking the time to confront and think about your thoughts before, during, and after your meditation practice gives you a sense of control over your  life. If something isn’t working, you have the power to improve and change whatever it may be. 

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“We may not be able to feel it immediately. We may not be able to see it as clearly as when we go to the gym and lift a bunch of weights and our biceps are swollen. We may not be able to feel that in the same way, but there are ways that we can get the value out of it, and we can come face to face with that value”. 

“Your confidence in yourself, and your recognition of your own capability increases through paying more attention and bringing more awareness to the fact that you have these skills inside of yourself”.

“Mental fitness, mental health, or self care, all of these things, are really hard to measure. They matter in enormous amount. They matter in maintaining where we are at in our lives. Maintaining who we want to be. Keeping ourselves under control. Keeping our reactions, our emotions under control. They matter. But they are really hard to measure”.

“Despite all of those things, you still showed up. Despite feeling down, despite feeling anxious, despite not really wanting to be there, you still showed up to that practice. So by facing who you are upfront, you are allowing yourself to see all of your faults and all of your strengths”. 

“Allow yourself to face who you truly are, so that you can appreciate who you truly are. Because you are special. You are incredible. And you need to know that”.

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Hosted By: Gregg Clunis | https://www.instagram.com/greggclunis/

Guest: Liv Bowser | www.liberatestudio.com

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