The month just before spring sets in can be one of the gloomiest parts of the year. Many people become fed up with the bad weather and lack of sunlight, and some reach the height of their seasonal affective disorder during this time. But there are things you can do to improve your mental and emotional state – meditation techniques for concentration can be particularly helpful for enhancing your positive outlook on life.
Mindful meditation works to improve your mood by helping you focus on the present moment rather than obsessing over the past and future, which can help you become more accepting of the state of your life as well as your self. In fact, studies have proven that people who engage in meditation techniques experience not only decreased stress but also a more positive disposition on a daily basis.
In his book, "LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation," Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee discussed the mind's capacity to control your emotions and attitude toward the world around you.
"Your mind creates everything," Ilchi Lee wrote. "Your conscious mind has much greater power than you can ever imagine. Your mind can create blessings or disasters, can heal or harm, can bring abundance or absence. It is up to your mind whether the world looks hopeful or hopeless."