How Meditation Can Improve Your Productivity, Guaranteed!
Editor’s Note:Â This post is a guest post by Tina Davis. I’ve also written a related article about the benefits of having a mental sanctuary.
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 â€“ how can I be productive? Well, you would be surprised to learn what meditation can help you to achieve:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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!