Being an entrepreneur for the past three years I have found that there is no such thing as hours we don’t work. So for three years I worked around the clock. No balance. Just constantly thinking in order for my business to grow I had to be a slave to the clock. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I started “accidentally” getting sleepy around noon everyday. I didn’t know why my body was shutting down at noon everyday. So this is when I started taking up and teaching myself meditation. I watched videos on it, I read about it and just began to say to myself, “self you need this.” I started meditating every day at noon in order for my mind to rest. You know the mind is always coming up with new creative ways, strategies, and ideas and I realized my body was telling my mind “Shut Off” forcing me to get sleepy. While I thought naps were only great in our elementary days they are actually a form of custom in other countries, such as, China where all employees get a two hour nap everyday to continue to work. Now for those who are working a regular scheduled job you cannot afford to take naps because you will be fired (and right now I can’t pay all your bills so that cannot happen). So these are the top 5 reasons you should meditate daily and it could really save your day and others. You’re just not as bothered by the world. Positive affirmations and good vibes only.
1. Gaining Inner Peace-
During meditation, you clear all these junk out of your system, just like you cleaning out your room. You expel the negativity and return it to the earth to be converted into positive energy. In the end, you are no longer bogged down by them. For people who don’t meditate, it takes a longer period of time to remove all the compounded negativity from the past. But just like cleaning a very messy house, all it takes is slightly more time and more effort before all the mess is eventually cleaned out.
2. Increases Your Self-Awareness-
Are you aware of the 60,000 thoughts that are running through your head every day? Do you know what you are thinking of all the time? Do you have times where you are not sure of what you are thinking of or what you want?
Meditation gives you clarity on your thoughts, your inner desires and increased self-awareness.
3. Makes You Grounded and Calmer
During meditation, you stop becoming attached to the physical world and you start becoming a third party observer to your reality. You become an observer to the kind of thoughts and feelings that run through you. You become an observer to how people act around you. You become an observer to the things in your environment. You stop becoming ruled by your ego and you become more aligned with your higher self.
4. Makes You Present
This comes about due to your groundedness. When you are grounded, you are more present to your reality. You stop getting caught up by what happened in the past or what might happen in the future. People who are not present are often bogged down by many other things on their mind. They are too busy handling the thoughts in their brain to function in their full capacity in their present moment.
With meditation, you begin to live fully in the present moment. This lets you react better to the situations around you. It includes being more focused, efficient, attentive and receptive. You maximize every moment of your living life by living in the present moment.
5. A Source of Inspiration
Most of us are probably using only about 1% of our brain. This 1% is what’s controllable by our physical selves and our ego. The remaining 99% of our intelligence resides in our subconscious mind. This 99%, and not the 1%, is where the most powerful ideas lie. This is where we get our inspiration, our greatest ideas, our best solutions to problems. The power of our subconscious mind is one which many past leaders have tapped into, such as Thomas Edison, Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, Einstein, and many others. People who work in occupations that require a great deal of creativity, such as artists and musicians, are either naturally able to access their subconsciousness or have learned to do it.
Through meditation, we attune ourselves to that 99% which we shut out in our physical life. This is like a secret pass toward instant new ideas and solutions which we couldn’t have generated with our conscious mind. If you have a frustrating dilemma you cannot resolve, or you are looking for new ideas for something you are working on, try meditating on them and see what you get.
I did this daily for a few months and begin to see my business grow and flourish. I believe it was due to me opening up endless possibilities that I had once restricted.
I hope this helps you understand the importance of meditation on a daily basis. There are several videos you can watch on youtube if you want to study more about meditation. Well gotta go…it’s that time. Happy Meditating BossChicks!