“I want to learn to meditate – but right now, my life is just too hectic!”
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard this response……
Meditation for a great many people, is a lot like cutting down on carbs: they know it may be good for them, but they don’t get around to doing it.
Why don’t they? There are many reasons, of course, but in my experience, the most frequently mentioned excuse, predictably, is lack of time. Virtually everyone feels that he or she has too much to do and too little time to do it in. But isn’t it interesting that we always find time for things we truly value, whether it’s exercising, weights, yoga or reading the Sunday paper or reviewing the latest tech advance or the property market or taking the kids to soccer practice?
What do you always find time for? What do you value most?
If you really valued meditation and what it can do for you, you’d find the time. If not 20 minutes; then 15 minutes, or 10. With a little time management, most people find they can free up time to tap in to this powerful stress management tool.
Meditation helps me manage my stress, be a more focused, productive business person, live a more balanced, happier life and a kinder more patient human being. If you’re too busy to meditate, here’s the reasoning for why now is the perfect time to start.
Increase Productivity – through increased focus
We live in a fast-paced, stress triggered world, fabricated to distract. Technology, social media, travel, our fast-paced culture demands our constant attention and consistently takes over our predetermined objectives for the day. This is the nature of our demanding, chaotic life and the constant, ever expanding to do list that goes with it.
Because of our conditioning, our mind diverts its power to worrying about anything but the present moment. The positive impact of meditation extends beyond the minutes spent in meditation. When we can tap in to a tool that enables us to have increased breadth of awareness and depth of focus on what’s happening right now, we’re more productive, efficient and effective.
Increase Performance – a common thread amongst high performing individuals
Across disciplines, a regular meditation practice has helped high-achieving individuals reach peak performance. Recent studies have proven that regular meditation helps to decrease stress and boosts creativity and innovation.
Tim Ferriss, best-selling author of the 4-hour Work Week and host of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, interviewed hundreds of top performers in every arena of life and uncovered a common thread that unites them all: meditation. From Olympic athletes to scientists to venture capitalists, most of the highly-successful individuals that he interviewed, practiced meditation.
In my own life, I’ve found that with greater clarity of thought and enhanced access to my intuition, I’m better able to coach my clients, creatively resolve problems with customers, tap in to deep vats of patience and generate new ideas that take my business to the next level.
So, are you still too busy? If you answered no, or yes, I invite (or challenge) you to reach out and learn a little about this powerful stress management tool. Book in to an Unstress4Success Seminar or a one to one session with me and see what this powerful technique has to offer. It might just be the most rewarding decision you’ll ever make.