Increase your productivity by meditating during the day. There are many reasons to meditate, but this article will focus on how meditation can improve productivity and motivation levels.
Despite what many people believe, meditation is a great way to increase productivity and motivation, because it allows your mind to relax. As you can imagine, when a person’s mind isn’t relaxed, one’s thoughts will be scattered and unfocused. This type of behavior at work won’t lead to increased productivity or motivation.
Full meditation training takes years of practice, so don’t expect instant results when you start your meditation journey. Instead, start with these basic meditation techniques described below.
Meditation is the practice of nothingness.
No matter where you live, everyone can benefit from meditation, which is a powerful tool, and anyone can use it. Putting your thoughts into action is all you need to do. Look at what you desire, see the path, and focus on what you want.
Meditating allows a person to let go of the grips of the outside world to find a sense of freedom. The power of meditation lies in the fact that you are becoming the source of your happiness, success, and capabilities. Meditation is a powerful tool that can be used by anyone, anywhere. All you need to do is focus on what you desire, see the path, and put your thoughts into action.
How to Meditate
In popular movies, you’ll see monks and other meditation practitioners sitting in a particular way. Of course, this is tradition, but you can complete meditation in any position and location. Many modern meditation practices have users sitting in chairs, lying down on a comfortable mattress, or even walking.
Here is a simple 3-step guide to meditating:
1. Find a comfortable position. Most meditation sessions last about 30 minutes. In the beginning, this may be less, but the idea is to be as comfortable as possible, so your focus moves to nothing. Sitting, standing, walking, lying – all are acceptable, as long as you focus.
2. Breathe easily. The breath is the most important aspect of your meditation journey. The main cue focuses on the cool air coming through your nose and the warm air leaving. Many early meditators will focus only on the breath, connecting to the most primal aspect of our physiology.
3. Eliminate distraction. In many cases, meditation isn’t about thinking about your future. It’s about release from the world around you. Eliminating your distractions will help you focus on yourself.
Increasing Motivation and Productivity
Increasing your motivation is one of the most critical aspects of your life. Without motivation, you struggle to wake up, be productive, and find purpose in your work. Lack of motivation then becomes the source of your downfall.
Meditation is a helpful practice to increase your personal motivation and productivity.
You can use meditation in two main ways:
● Attraction. The first method is to use your time during meditation to attract what you desire most. This will enable you to visualize your goals, find sources of motivation, and increase your productivity to achieve those goals.
● This is a new form of meditation that has risen from an adaptation of Kadampa Buddhism. Your goal is to visualize your future, and without forcing the situation, live the visualization to become more motivated and productive.
● Release. This might sound counterintuitive, but this is the way Buddhism has been taught for millennia. Releasing your ties to all things superficial is one of the best ways to find personal motivation to achieve what matters to you most.
● Often, we get caught up trying to force our motivation and find something that isn’t there. Meditation can teach you to find motivation through the simple idea of letting go and only viewing what is most important to you.
Motivation can be tricky, but with the help of your mind and meditation techniques, you can find greater motivation and increase your productivity.
Looking for a more mindful way to respond that’s in a beneficial way? Listen to this episode of the Meditation NOT Medicine Podcast with my guest Mental Health Coach Michelle Anhang.
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