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From the moment we wake until we crawl into bed, exhausted, at night – we’re always doing something. Although we try to run faster and be more efficient, it usually feels as though we’re falling further behind. Information overwhelm, expectations, and rarely a moment to ourselves can cause a negative impact on our health. This kind of stress can deeply and negatively impact the body. For some examples, look at this infographic from the HeartMath Institute:
Can you relate? If so, don’t just do something – sit there!
Meditation is used with sports professionals to develop focus. Hospitals often offer classes to help deal with pain and to lower blood pressure.
Make this a powerful way of recharging your mental, emotional, and physical batteries a part of your daily routine. You’ll be able to increase your efficiency, expand your capacity to enjoy life, and reduce job stress and tension by taking a few minutes each day to meditate.
Here’s a great place to start if you’ve never tried meditation before:
Read more about the science behind mediation from Emma Seppälä, Ph.D is Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.