What you will get: Reflections on the benefits of meditation
“What’s your job title?”
And I don’t mean your day job. I mean you whole life job title?
Many people have developed into “human doings” – spending each moment of every day being busy, and then busier, and then even busier.
But we are actually called “human beings”.
So many people have forgotten how to just BE.
Living life in the moment.
Enjoying every second.
Not worrying about the past or the future.
Now there is one simple activity that will help you to BE more.
But that’s not all.
The measured benefits of this simple habit include…
- Lowered blood pressure
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Increased mindfulness – living in the moment
- Reduced stress hormone (cortisol) in your blood
- Reduced risk of heart attack
- Increase focus and creativity
- Increase serotonin in your blood (the happy hormone!)
- Reduced pain
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduced risk of blood clots
- Decreased addictions
- Increased energy
- Changes to the structure of your brain so you become calmer and more empathic
So what am I talking about?
(No it’s not sex!)
I am talking about meditation.
This simple, ancient ritual that has now been scientifically proven to give you all of the above benefits and more.
So how do you meditate?
Find a quiet place.
Sit it a comfortable position.
Close your eyes and focus on something.
For example, focus on your breathing.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
But just like learning to run a marathon, you have to learn to run 5K first and increase your ability in steps.
If your thinking brain is used to only “doing” and chatting, chatting, chatting then you may find it hard to switch it off.
But that’s ok…
Because each time you find yourself thinking about something, just gently return your attention back to your breath and continue to focus on that.
Just 10 minutes of meditation a day for 3 weeks has been proven to have lasting, measurable benefits.
So why wouldn’t you?
Why not give it a try? Set yourself a 3 week meditation challenge and notice the benefits you get in how you think, feel and behave.
I’m off to BE in a state of deep meditation, how about you?
To your success.
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”
Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership