We live busy, full lives and are often rushing from one thing to the next. Not taking the time to slow down and enjoy the moment catches up with us and can leave us feeling overwhelmed.
Our brains need rest and downtime to restore balance. Meditation provides us the opportunity to take life gradually. It promotes an effective balance between external attention and internal reflection.
Being mindful teaches you how to react skilfully in stressful situations by taking the time to simply observe what the mind is doing. You learn how to be more passive and thoughtful as opposed to aggressive and irrational.
How Mindfulness Makes You More Productive
When there is so much coming at you at once, being able to focus and direct your thoughts can help you feel better, think better and work better.
In a recent interview for Business Insider’s podcast “Success! How I Did It,” bestselling author Tim Ferriss said that nearly all of the 140 successful people he included in his latest book, “Tribe of Mentors,” had some sort of mindfulness or meditation habit.
Benefits Related To Productivity
- Meditation has great calming effects. Research has shown that EEG activity actually decreases during meditation.
- Meditation makes your brain age slower and increases the amount of grey matter in your brain. Research has found long-lasting positive changes in the brain.
- Meditation makes it much easier to focus and achieve flow, that feeling of being completely immersed and energized by something. It also allows you to procrastinate less, and get more done in the same amount of time.
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