Do you have a hard time slowing down your mental chatter? Have you been struggling to adopt a meditation practice?
You’re not alone.
I feel like I see an article, or hear a podcast, about how important meditation is on a weekly basis.
It seems like everyone is talking about how meditation is a critical habit of successful people.
That’s why I wanted to talk about meditation and how adopting a meditation practice can be a game changer for your business and life.
Why meditation matters:
Given how quickly technology and social media move, it can be hard to quiet the mind.
That’s where meditation comes in handy: meditation is basically a pause.
When you meditate, you take the time to connect with your breath and body.
Meditation allows you to reset.
Why meditation is difficult:
Believe me, stuff is going to come up when you try to meditate.
Your mind is going to go nuts. You’re going to get distracted; it’s going to be difficult to calm your mind.
That is the work; coming back to your breathing when you notice your mind start to wander.
The work is NOT to have a quiet mind all of the time; that’s impossible!
How to practice:
When adopting a meditation practice, it’s important to set yourself up for success.
The best way to do this is to look at meditation as a tool.
Think of meditation as an option that’s always available to you rather than thinking of it as a requirement.
It’s about looking at meditation as something that you can do whenever you need/want to.
If you look at meditation as something you have to do, you’ll take the enjoyment out of the practice.
The mental framing is important is because meditation is hard; it’s not easy to stick to a consistent practice.
When you take the pressure away, when you tell yourself meditation is a “nice” to do rather than a “have” to do, you make it more likely to follow through.
Meditation helps you become less reactive and more grounded; it helps you live in the present moment and connect to your breath and body.
The best parts of meditation?
There’s no such thing as perfect AND there’s nothing you need to do it. You don’t need an app, a timer or a pillow.
All you need to meditate is your body and breath.
What do you think? Do you meditate?
Share your experience with me below!