Lately, it seemed like there was never enough time to keep up with everything on my to-do list. It felt like the more things I checked off, the more tasks were getting added. I was struggling to keep up with work and chores at home. There had to be a better way.
Since it isn’t possible to add more hours to the day, I had to find a way to become more productive. I needed to get more done in less time. And the way I did this was with meditation.
What is productivity?
Have you ever tried to do too many things at once and ended up completing nothing? Committing to too many things is basically committing to failure. Not only will you accomplish nothing, but you will waste time and energy in the process.
Productivity is achieved by focusing your attention on one thing and seeing it through to completion.If you search the Internet, you can find hacks and tips on how to be more productive, but the simplest solution is meditation.
What is mediation?
“Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content or as an end in itself.”
However, meditation has many different definitions and meanings for different people. When we want to talk about the productivity, meditation is a state of awareness and focus. When you are able to train your mind, you can reduce the number of distractions that cause you to lose focus during the day. Meditation will help you to stay at the moment and complete the task at hand, increasing your productivity.
Meditation focused on the goal of productivity can help you relax and destress, allowing you to concentrate fully on the tasks at hand. You may even find it increases your creativity because your mind has been freed from information overload.
Taking just a few minutes a day to meditate can improve your outlook and leave you feeling energized.
Focus on this amazing and very powerful guided meditation video that you can watch this or next morning. Give yourself 10 minutes every morning, you will see the difference in a couple of days.
It doesn’t cost anything to meditate,and you can do it almost anywhere in just a few minutes. First, find a quiet, soothing place where you won’t be interrupted. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable position or a chair with your feet on the ground.
Relax your arms and rest your hands on your lap. Don’t slouch, keep your back straight but not rigid. Rest your eyes—they don’t need to be closed—and start taking slow, deep breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
You should start to notice a calmness settling through your body. Pay attention to each breath and see your awareness increasing. If you find your mind wandering, bring your focus back to your breathing.
When you are ready to end your meditation, open your eyes fully, stretch gently, and stand up. The more you practice, the longer you will be able to focus and the more aware you will become.
A new awareness
Once you begin meditating, you may find that you have opened up a new awareness of yourself. Meditation can make you happier, more focused, and more relaxed. Research shows that happier people are more 12% more productive.
As you become happier and more focused, you continue to get more work done quicker. And as you continue to increase your productivity, you will find your stress levels dropping, and you become more relaxed.
All of this leads to you getting more done in less time, allowing you more time to do the things you enjoy. With meditation, you will be able to say goodbye to multi-tasking and come to savor each moment of life, all while getting more done in less time.
Szymon is the founder of Love Meditating, a meditation-yoga blog dedicated to provide honest advice and information. He aspires to help his readers achieve inner peace and tranquility, sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research.
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