Whether you're a guy who rolls his eyes at the word "mindfulness" or you have a man in your life who does exactly that, trust me on this: Every guy should meditate, even that guy rolling his eyes. How do I know? Because that’s exactly what happened to me.
As a goal-oriented achiever, I was raised to believe that happiness and success were the results of hard work, physical action, and accomplishments in the material world. However, when I discovered meditation in 2015, my entire viewpoint changed. Although I was initially skeptical of the idea that slowing down could be good for the soul, once I opened up to the possibility of giving meditation a try I started noticing benefits in my health, mindset, and everyday life.
Meditation has helped me slow down instead of racing around doing everything at 100 miles an hour. It’s also helped me find comfort in simply "being" rather than "doing." Since I started meditating regularly, I’m astounded by how much more energy I have, how calm I feel, and how easily everyday stress can be alleviated.
As a man who used to believe meditation was only for hippies and monks, now that I've discovered meditation I can definitely say I would never go back.
Here are five reasons every man should practice meditation: