Hello friends and good morning!
Today I’ll be talking about the benefits of meditation and how it’ll help you in your social work practice!
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- The side effects of being a social worker can be getting triggered by your clients’ trauma and/or having a high caseload and not enough time and energy. Meditation can help you feel more in the ‘now‘ and take things as they come. This helps lower your stress and anxiety.
- Increases feelings of compassion
- To be a great social worker, you need to be compassionate towards your clients. Like I’ve said before, it’s easy to become jaded in social work. Compassion might be difficult to express after a while, so why not do something that’ll help you bring some of that back into your life?
- Improves your ability to work under stress
- Some of you probably have to deal with stressful situations daily. It’s easy to get flustered and work yourself up when you’re in a high stress environment, which is why meditation is so helpful. It helps you slow down and think clearly.
These are just a few benefits that will help you be a better social worker. Remember, you’re reading this blog for a reason. You want to take better care of yourself and be the best social worker and activist you can possibly be.
I’ve been meditating for a little less than half a year and it’s proven to be quite helpful. I feel:
- Centered and grounded
- Calm and focused
- Clarity in my mind
You can experience your own benefits of meditation IF you start. Make the decision to meditate.
Tomorrow, I’ll talk to you about how to start your meditation habit. It can be difficult to start so I want to guide you through that process.