How to meditate is something that should be taught in schools not only at a young age but in higher educational institutions as well. Learning basic meditation tools and methods is something that we can apply not only in our spiritual development but also in how we approach our professional life, especially when launching and running our own businesses.
Irrelevant to where you are on your journey, you can only benefit from incorporating meditation tools in all areas of your life. Whether you are feeling confused, lost, depressed, excited, energized or simply curious to develop further, practising meditation regularly will only accelerate your growth both spiritually and in business as well.
It all starts in the mind
One of the key ingredients to a successful business is to have well-thought out plans and strategies in place which are being regularly reviewed and adjusted if necessary. Having achievements in your personal life follows the same principle: when you know where you are going, it’s easier to figure out the road to get there. To be able to plan, visualise and manifest successfully, you need to be in a mental state that allows you to think clearly, to see the bigger picture, and to have excellent problem solving skills. Meditation is a great tool to help achieve such a mental state and mindset as it has numerous positive benefits on your mental and physical well being.
Practising meditation regularly helps you:
In addition to these 2 major benefits, you will also likely to become more focused, sleep better, have an improved memory when you meditate daily just to mention a few key points. The findings of numerous scientific studies around meditation and mindfulness are very clear: it changes how your brain functions which has an overall positive impact on your physical well-being as well.
Can you guess what happens when you are in a much better, healthier state mentally and physically? This is not a tricky question, I’m sure you know the answer already. By consciously allocating time to meditate frequently, you will see an improved clarity when you are coming up for strategies and goals for your spiritual business, for your personal life or even get hit by that creative spark to come up with a brand new direction for your career. When you have an authentic business vision that is in line with your spiritual calling, your belief system and principles, the whole journey of bringing that vision into reality becomes a lot more fun.
How to find time to meditate?
Something I used to slip up with more often than I preferred was not having a regular time allocated to my daily meditation. There were some periods when I would spend up to 2-3 hours a day in a meditative state. This was happening during my deepest core transformation and as a result of my disciplined routine I achieved incredible things not only in my personal life but in my business life as well. I had unbelievably high energy levels, was able to focus on multiple stressful projects as a CEO and Marketing Director, exercised 4-5 times a week, read 2-3 books a month and kept on studying to accelerate my spiritual development. It was a wild ride but thanks to my dedicated meditation practice I was somehow able to manage it, until my focus shifted and I eventually burnt out.
That burn-out helped me find a better balance that worked for my mind, my body and my emotions. Find your own way that works for you. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution here. Listen to your inner compass, your intuition and figure out what is the most effective and authentic solution for you.
As you change and go through different phases in your life, your preferences and priorities will change as well.
I’m now currently not having long meditation sessions every day but I use my daily showers to consciously switch off my mind and the noise. Those 10-15 minutes of daily meditation helps me stay sane, more productive, more grounded, more aligned. Whenever I feel that I’m either facing bigger challenges or going through a tough time, I then consciously allocate more time to up my meditation.
Some ideas to build a habit to meditate daily:
As life is meant to be a fun experience, I encourage you to go and play to find your own balance. Try what works for you and go with your gut feeling. Use your improved mental state to plan how to turn your spiritual calling into your career. As a gift to help you get there, you can grab this complete guide for free as you are clearly looking for a way to fulfil your mission and I’ll be honoured to be part of your journey.
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