Meditation is one of the best ways to not only find a place of calm in an over-stimulated world but to also be better equipped to thrive as an entrepreneur.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for the past 15 years and one of the biggest factors that have helped me to grow three successful companies is my daily habit of meditating. To me, meditation is part of my personal development regime because it gives me time each day to focus on just being instead of always getting caught up in doing.
Just in case your not sure what I mean by spending time being, think of it more like letting go of needing to think, feel, or do anything that is result orientated. Instead, allow yourself to be present to whatever is happening in the moment. When we allow ourselves to just be in this way, even for a few minutes, it helps to clear the mind and rejuvenate depleted energy reserves.
Meditation has also helped me to open my mind to new ways of thinking and behaving as new ideas for both business and personal growth would come to me either during or shortly after my meditations. I also became very clear about things that were holding me back from thriving and was then able to break free from them.
Five Benefits of Meditation for Entrepreneurs
Here’s what I have found are the top 5 benefits of meditation for entrepreneurs both from my own experience and what other successful entrepreneurs have shared.
1. Meditation improves focus
By training the mind to focus your attention on the breath, mantra, or some other focal point of meditation, is itself one of the simplest ways to improve your focus. Whether you meditate for 1 minute or 1 hour it’s time well spent of focusing the mind where you want it to go. Then, it’s relatively easy to apply the same focus to anything you put your mind to.
2. Meditation improves energy levels
There have been plenty of studies done on just how much impact meditation really has on your energy levels during the day. Specifically, it was discovered that there is a correlation between getting a good nights sleep and meditation in that they both enable your mind and body to rest. This happens because your brainwave patterns slow down during meditation, just like they do in sleep. The result being that you get to mentally, emotionally and physically declutter from the stresses of the day.
3. Meditation improves clarity
Mindfulness meditation is one of the best meditation techniques to help step back from the busy mind and give yourself some space in your head to get clear about things. Whether you’re looking for clarity on a business venture, a relationship, an important decision you need to make, or even just in general about the direction of your life – meditation can help.
4. Meditation improves problem-solving
When we meditate our brain starts to synchronize with itself. In other words, the left and right hemispheres of the brain start to talk to each other. When this happens, then we start opening up to parts of our brain that have been laying dormant. One of those parts is our creative genius. It makes solving problems and tapping into our deepest talents and gifts so much easier to access.
5. Meditation reduces stress and anxiety
This is probably the most common known benefit of meditation. Mindfulness meditation helps to reduce the stress response being triggered in the brain. When we are stressed out by work, home, money, or anything at all, it sends our nervous system into overload. This results in our body being filled with toxins. Conversely, when we meditate, it triggers the relaxation response in the brain. This sends happy hormones flooding through our body which helps us to feel more relaxed and at peace with the world.
If you’re a budding entrepreneur and you’re looking to give yourself a proven way to give yourself the competitive edge when it comes to business and lifestyle, then perhaps finding a simple meditation program to add to your daily routine is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Who knows, it may also be the key to having an even better quality of life.
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