How too much mindfulness can spike anxiety - Deepstash
Too Much Meditation

The standard advice provided by a lot of people is to "meditate" when experiencing intense feelings such as rage or sadness. It does work, however, a study suggests that too much meditation can do more harm than good, such as:

  • Numbness in emotions;
  • Fully induced panic attacks;
  • Feelings of dissociation; and even
  • Insomnia

There is a threshold when it comes to meditating and we should not cross the boundary to avoid further injuries to ourselves.

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Each person should choose the best technique – and the correct “dose” – for their particular situation, rather than doggedly pursuing a plan that is not working..

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If meditation isn't working for you anymore and you've reached your threshold, here are some activities for you to try that also aids with improving your well-being:

  • Physical exercise
  • Poetry reading
  • Gardening.

However, whatever activity you choose will be up to your preferences. Keep in mind that any activity can be useful as long as its use is balanced and applicable to your current situation.

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