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10-Minute Meditation for a Productive Day

Meditation brings many benefits: It refreshes us, helps us settle into what’s happening now, makes us wiser and gentler, helps us cope in a world that overloads us with information and communication, and more. But if you’re still looking for a business case to justify spending time meditating, try this one: Meditation makes you more productive.

How? By increasing your capacity to resist distracting urges.

Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Review

Research has shown that the ability to resist urges and temptations will improve your relationships, decision making, and performance. One of the teachings of Meditation is to to learn how to resist impulses and delay gratification until you have achieved your goals for work, personal development, relationships, or anything. You do so by becoming more aware of your intentions, thoughts and self through a series of breathing techniques and mantras. By shifting your focus to your breathing and be present with the moment, you are distracted from external stress factors and the urge for activities that would hinder your productivity and long-term success.

This quick 10-minute guided meditation will help you to connect with your motivation and mentally rehearse your time-management skills to make your day a truly productive one. [Meditable, Editable Goal Meditation]

We recommend that you make this exercise a daily morning meditation routine for long-term benefit.

Sit with your back straight enough that your breathing is comfortable — on a chair or a cushion on the floor — and set a timer for however many minutes you want to meditate. Once you start the timer, close your eyes, relax, and don’t move except to breathe, until the timer goes off. Focus on your breath going in and out. Every time you have a thought or an urge, notice it and bring yourself back to your breath.

That’s it. Simple but challenging. Try it — today — for five minutes. And then try it again tomorrow.

Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Review

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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2 Comments

  1. Super practical meditation benefits. The ability to resist temptation improving decision making, hits home. For the longest, I’ve hit everything on my list equally. To make a decision, picking one and hitting it the hardest is key.Your Mindfulness writing uplifted my day.

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    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’m so happy to hear that and it really matters as I work towards sharing a lifestyle that helped me to reshape my thinking and gained so much self-awareness. It definitely put me in the position to succeed and have happiness as it did for you.

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