Meditation is considered to be an excellent activity for uncluttering the mind. It keeps you happy and your brain healthy. And it makes you complete the tasks at hand with ease.
But does it affect your career?
Well, the answer is Yes.
Our mind often gets exhausted from the unwanted wanderings. We become tolerant of it as the time goes by. It gets really hard to focus on the right thing. Because of all this, we end up losing our sheen and abandon our goals midway.
Mindfulness meditation draws your focus away from what is about to happen and what has already happened. All this eliminates most of the unhappiness and negativity from your routine life.
The ultimate goal of meditation is to bring a transformation that affects all areas of your lives. It makes you realize about your core self and distinguish it from random thoughts.
Though all of it can not be done in a day or two the results are worth the efforts.
Meditation strengthens your focus and concentration. This, of course, is beneficial for your personal as well as professional life.
But let’s focus on some of the more specific benefits of meditation. And let’s see how these benefits impact your career.
Hundreds of studies have been conducted to explore the advantages of meditation. Here are a few wonderful benefits of this mental exercise (found out by studies conducted across the world) that would bring out a positive change in your career:
Meditation Improves Your Performance Under Stress
If you ever feel your performance is disappointing. But, even when you are making efforts, nothing gets better. Stress could be one of the reasons.
Stress has become our unwanted yet unavoidable companion. We know it’s there. Yet we fail to eliminate it from our lives. Maybe because it is like a slow poison that doesn’t kill you right away but slowly.
However, there is an easy and effective antidote to banish all the stress out of your life and that is MEDITATION.
A study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found that students performed a lot better on timed information-processing tasks that were designed to induce deadline stress.
People perform well when not under pressure. Though it is impossible to completely avoid work pressure you can definitely combat it with meditation.
Meditation Fortifies Your Concentration
Meditation eases your nerves and lets you stay focussed on one thing at a time. This makes you channelize all your energy in the right direction.
With regular practice of meditation, your concentration power will improve manifold. Another study by the University of Washington found that 8 weeks of mindfulness meditation helped participants to improve multitasking performance and memory power. Besides, regular practitioners felt less fatigued after any task.
What else do you need to improve your performance at studies or work?
Meditation Makes You A Better Communicator
These days, effective communication is the most sought after skill in potential employees by the recruiters.
Regular practice of meditation will help you bring out a positive change in the way you communicate. You will turn out be more warm and friendly because you won’t carry any negative thoughts or emotions with you.
It will make you a great boss or an employee to work with.
I have only mentioned some of the many benefits of meditation. Covering all its advantages in one post is really hard or rather impossible. However, aren’t these reasons enough for you to start practicing meditation?
If not, I would like to tell you that some of the most prominent names in the world like Oprah Winfrey, Kobe Bryant (veteran American basketball player), Jennifer Aniston, Will Smith, Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Joachin Chissano (former Mozambique president), and many more practice meditation regularly.
Here is an interesting video of various celebrities talking about their experiences with meditation. I am sure this video is convincing enough for you to start meditating to boost not only your career but also the quality of your life.
Now that we have our perspectives in place, let’s talk about how we can embed meditation in our daily routine:
The best thing about this option is that it is FREE and absolutely convenient.
In fact, if you subscribe to a good YouTube channel and be consistent, you can easily excel at meditation.
Here are some of the best YouTube channels to learn meditation:
- Yellow Brick Cinema
- Michael Sealy
- Leo from Actualized.org
- Relax for A While with Joanne D’Amico
Art of Living
This option is considered best by the masses. The founder of this program is Sri Ravi Shankar.
They have got some amazing videos on guided meditation. Even if you are a beginner, these videos will do wonders for you.
Once you have gained expertise, you can also volunteer for them. Read more about the organization here.
This, again, is an easy way to start with.
There is an abundance of mobile applications teaching meditation. So you can learn to meditate in the comfort of your home. You need to be consistent and determined, though.
The reasons I have mentioned here might be a few. But they are some of the life-altering ones. Meditation is something that has no downsides. Even 5 minutes each day will only bring out positive changes.
So there are absolutely no reasons for you to delay embracing this daily routine. Start meditating today. Start small. Stay consistent. And do even better in your career 🙂
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