— Mellowed.com, a mental wellness media company, conducted a survey in which hundreds of people in the United States were asked how and why they meditate. The organization found that 14 percent of Americans take part in this activity, with 52 percent meditating for less than two years. On average, the individuals meditate two or three days per week. In fact, thanks to popular apps for mobile devices, this activity is now considered mainstream and more people are giving it a try.
"While it is helpful to know how many men and women meditate and how often, it is also important to know why they do so. In 2012, only 4.1 percent of people stated they meditated. Why the big jump? One reason more people choose to take part in this activity is health experts frequently recommend it. Of those surveyed, 19 percent have been meditating for more than two years, while 30 percent of participants say they have been engaging in this activity for five years or more. Why do they do so?," Keely Smith, spokesperson for Mellowed, explains.
Men and women must look at what is behind the meditation statistics. Individuals who meditate find their stress level decreases, they are able to focus more clearly, and their mental clarity improves. Some individuals find meditation to be so beneficial, they make time for it seven days a week. Of those surveyed, 19 percent fall into this category. However, 42 percent of survey respondents state they meditate two or three days a week.
"Each individual must find the schedule that best meets their particular needs. While it may seem difficult to find time for your mental health routinely, doing so actually helps you get more done in life. You can focus on important tasks and complete them in less time without feeling stressed. The more overwhelmed you are, the more likely it is that you need this activity and should make it a priority," Smith continues.
What men and women often don't realize is this self-examination only requires a few minutes out of one's day. In fact, of those surveyed, 88 percent state they meditate for 30 minutes or less during a session. Many guided meditations don't take this long. The goal is to allow the brain to rest by clearing the thoughts and re-centering the mind. The major barrier to meditation appears to be a lack of knowledge on the part of those who are interested but have yet to try this activity.
"Don't let inexperience hold you back. With the help of apps and more, any person can learn to meditate. Visit our site today to read more interesting statistics regarding meditation. Once you have this information, give one of the helpful apps a try. You just might find this is the activity that has been missing from your life and you want to make it a part of your regular routine," Smith declares.
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