Published on November 5, 2019 – Last Updated on January 21, 2022
Do you or your loved one going through teenage issues? If yes, Teenager meditation could help make the situation better.
Every phase of life comes with unique challenges. However, the teenage years might be considered one of the more difficult phases because hormonal activity causes all kinds of physiological changes like:
- a deepened voice, growth of facial hair, and first ejaculation in males;
- developed breasts, rounded hips, and the start of menstruation in females;
- transitioning from puberty to adulthood and sexual maturity; and
- the emergence of your identity, or sense of self.
As anyone can see, many profound and significant things are happening during these critical developmental teen years. But, have you ever considered how your (lack of) development in any of the areas listed above directly impacts how you perceive yourself? And what if your perception isn’t accurate?
For example, consider the teenage girl who compares her body to the airbrushed images she sees on Instagram and in magazines, convinces herself she is fat, and then develops an eating disorder as a result.
Or, the teenage guy whose voice doesn’t deepen until later, or who isn’t the most athletic or famous, so he becomes a target of bullying. And bullying has caused so much pain in individuals many have considered and committed suicide. So this is very serious. But, you must know that even though these years may feel downright crazy at times, meditation is a tool you can always use to calm and strengthen yourself.
During these teen years, your energy level is at its peak. Your teen life will drastically improve when you allow mindfulness to show you how to use that energy skillfully!
The pressures you may feel to perform well academically, be socially significant, and be attractive or good-looking while also sorting out the changes in your body and mind is a lot. Studies show that teenagers face more depression, anxiety, stress, and self-harm than ever before, and many are finding relief in meditation.
While many teenagers lose themselves in the presence of classmates who may be louder or bossier, teens who meditate are surer of themselves because they have found their center and know-how to connect to it. When you train your mind to focus (the primary function of meditation), you become as strong as a mountain! Bullies won’t even see you as a target because of the real inner strength that comes with meditation.
On top of all those benefits, this study shows that mindfulness even increases gray matter in “brain regions involved in learning and memory processes.” So, in addition to helping you carry yourself with more confidence while feeling calm and great being who you are, meditating can also help you get better grades!
Develop the habit of meditating now, in your teen years, and you will be wonderfully prepared for adulthood and all that it brings. With meditation, your teenage years can be one of the best times of your life. The audio meditations we’ve designed are so easy and practical to use. So just listen, relax, and start loving your teen years!