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How Meditation Can Improve Your Productivity, Guaranteed!

2011 June 22
tags: Effectiveness, Meditation, Productivity, Self-Care, Spirituality
by Andrew   

Editor’s Note:  This post is a guest post by Tina Davis. I’ve also written a related article about the benefits of having a mental sanctuary.

Credit: Alfred Hermida

You have a laundry list of things to do. What is the best way to get things done? Stop and meditate! Huh? Seems counter-intuitive, but it is a tried and true method that has been practiced for centuries.

I know what you are thinking: But I am just sitting there – how can I be productive? Well, you would be surprised to learn what meditation can help you to achieve:

  1. Focus: Meditation allows one to focus on something, whether it is breath, body, or visualization. Training your mind to focus can do wonders for productivity. Most procrastinators will tell you the number one thing they lack is focus.
  2. Discipline/Motivation: People that cultivate a daily meditation practice are motivated by the benefits of meditation. This evolves the practice into a discipline. If you can do this with meditation, it becomes easy to do this in other aspects of life.
  3. Personal Development: As you meditate, you can focus on thoughts or images that represent a part of you that you want to change. Meditation can be used to change anything about your life, especially things that get in the way of your most productive self.
  4. Spirituality: This is a really important aspect of meditation as the more spiritual you are, the more grounded you can become. Being grounded can go a long way in improving your productivity, as focus and discipline can be cultivated from a sense of calm within yourself.

All of these things allow a person to become productive as each one brings out a better you; a you that can deal with distractions, get the job done, and improve something about yourself along the way. Learn more about meditation here.

 

Photo credit Alfred Hermida

 

About the Author: Tina Davis is by no means an expert; just a passionate life wonder and the author of the blog Tranquility Now. Please stop by and say hello!

5 Responses Post a comment
  1. August 10, 2011

    Succinctly put. Productivity does not need to be work work work. Meditation shows us how to work easier and with more fun. Love it!

    • August 27, 2011

      Thank you Nancy! We need to slow down in order to work better.

      Regards,

      Tina

  2. July 5, 2011

    I forgot to mention another great resource for you: University of Minnesota offers free downloadable guided meditations. They also have great information about it too.
    http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-heali

  3. July 5, 2011

    Good morning Andrew

    I heard an interview via simpleology with Ted Turner who stated he meditated every morning.

    I can relate to what you're writting about. I love to meditate. It keeps me grounded to be able to work well. It is typictally the first thing I teach my clients, especially when they suffer from anxiety. Meditation is the quickest way to reduce stress in the moment. In a moment of panic I can go from 10 out of 10 anxiety to 2 or 3 within minutes now.

    • July 8, 2011

      Julie,

      Thank you for that amazing website! Definitively going to bookmark it.

      On my blog, I wrote an article about that very things you touched on in your comment like being grounded, reducing stress, and relieving anxiety. One of the main reasons I started to meditate was due to my anxiety. It can do such wonders that no medication can ever provide.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Regards,

      Tina

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