In December 2017, I started my commitment to using the free mobile application called Insight Timer. Since then, I have meditated every day. My friends would be chatting to me and I would end the call with, “Got to go, I got to meditate.”
I never thought I would ever say those words. It has been more than 450 days of consistent meditation. I practice a variety of meditation including moving meditations such as yoga and tai chi, walking meditation and sitting meditation and lying down to meditate as well (as long as you don’t sleep, burning a candle helps).
Even Prince Harry meditates every day, following the lead of his wife Meghan Markle:
Some of the greatest benefits in meditation backed up by science:
- Increase in happiness
- Increase in mindfulness
- Better relationships with family, friends and loved ones
- Improvement in decision-making skills
- Greater productivity at work
- A decrease in stress levels
- And many many more benefits
- Overall a better wellbeing
I wrote an article about my amazing success in basketball about a year ago where I scored 22 points in one game, here is a link to that article if you are into sports and how meditation helped me: https://mailchi.mp/955fcc7b260d/3l8ot8wa5o-2257545?e=[UNIQID]
We are still early in the year where we can incorporate new habits to make us happier and more productive. I certainly reaped many benefits and simply wanted to share this with you.
Here is a course I recently completed on Mindfulness, you can start there and once you complete the course you can add it to your LinkedIn profile (free course on Premium account first month):
I encourage you to give meditation a go, start off with one minute a day, then 2 minutes, then maybe 5 minutes. It is only when you experience meditation that you can relate to the benefits I mentioned above. Give it a go and keep me posted on your journey.
Our next event is on 14th March 2019, 6.15pm Sydney CBD:
Leading from Inside Out – Susan Rochester