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    7 Joyful Activities To Help You Meditate

    This article originally appeared on ideas.ted.com and is part of a larger series which is found here

    I don’t meditate.

    It’s a simple fact that often feels like a confession. After all, meditation is hailed as an almost magical cure in self-help circles, and the list of benefits it offers is undeniably impressive. Meditation promotes calm and compassion, decreases stress, and improves attention and concentration. Avid meditators won’t hesitate to point out, breathlessly, that it can actually change your brain. It is one of the most studied non-pharmacologic mental health interventions in the world, and most of the data is overwhelmingly positive.

    So why don’t I do it?

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