Working On Wellness: Meditation

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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:

MindBodyGreen’s 12 Starting Steps For Meditation

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.

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