Tools for self-help is my favorite subject. There is so much power in using these tools. The power creates the ability for you to have what you desire in life. My favorite tools are understanding and meditation. Whatever the struggle, the answers can be found in these two tools. It seems too easy to be true, but the catch is that there is work involved, and that work involves using your mind.

Meditation means different things to different people, but the similarity is that it takes time. You have to make the time and take the effort to bring this practice into your life. That involves change and consistency. For example, you can begin a meditation practice for 10 minutes, three or four times per week. If you can’t “find” that time, you are more comfortable in your current state than you are invested in self-help.

A similar concept is involved in understanding. You actually have to take the time to educate yourself on different topics and theories and use the power of your mind to decide what YOU think. You need to question yourself on why you believe what you believe, how you make choices in your life and decide, using your own mind and judgment, if that works for you. Reading about psychology and spirituality are great places to start.

In my opinion, one of the easiest ways to begin is to use guided meditation. There are free resources everywhere online for this purpose. Once your mind and body begin to understand this concept, you can move on to different types of meditation. You may feel you need to read about why meditation works, its benefits and find some examples of successful meditators.

If you are reading this article, are you really looking for a self-help tool or are you looking for a motivating reason to make the change? I can tell you that it’s true that the best things in life are free and they involve understanding and meditation.

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Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis is a Massage Therapist and Life Coach. Contact her at 763.318.5472. Visit meonlybettercoaching.com and www.facebook.com/meonlybettercoaching.

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