Do you want to boost your productivity? Then you might want to consider meditation.
I know, maybe you’ve tried meditation in the past, or you’re convinced it isn’t for you. But I want to challenge those beliefs today.
Because once you make meditation a regular practice, you will not only experience incredible health benefits but increased productivity as well.
Check out the three top ways meditation can help you increase your productivity below!.
Meditation Helps To Relieve Stress
You don’t need me to tell you that stress is a huge productivity killer; not surprisingly, if you don’t find ways to manage your stress, you will find it impacting your work as well.
People often make the mistake that longer work hours = more productive. But here’s the reality: that’s not accurate.
Longer hours often mean more stress, less time to recharge your batteries, and in turn, reduced productivity
By practicing meditation and/or using a meditation journal, however, can help you clear your mind, reflect on how you feel, and reduce your stress levels significantly.
Even 10 minutes of mediation at the end of a hard day can make a huge difference.
Meditation Teaches You To Avoid Distractions
Distractions are another big hurdle that gets in the way of productive work, and – SURPRISE – we are surrounded by them.
It might be your phone or the TV, or your coworkers who love to gossip. Whatever it is that’s distracting you, it’s important that you learn how to avoid those distractions.
When you meditate on a regular basis, it teaches you to be more mindful and present. This means that you focus on the task at hand, and you are less likely to be distracted by the things around you.
And it’s not just physical distractions that you need to worry about, it’s the mental distractions, too.
If you are sitting at work, worrying about what you will make for dinner tonight or when you will find the time to clean the house, you’re not focused. And when you’re not focused, you’re not productive. It’s as simple as that.
Fortunately, the increased mindfulness that comes with meditation helps you allow those distracting thoughts to pass by without holding on to them.
Meditation Makes You Happier
Research shows that regular meditation practice rewires your brain and helps increase your feelings of happiness because you’re thinking more clearly, choosing helpful thoughts, and creating results you want in your life.