Meditation is a practice that involves focusing your mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It is a simple and effective way to reduce stress, improve mental clarity and focus, and promote overall well-being.
To start meditating, follow these steps:
Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can sit or lie down without being disturbed. Make sure you are in a position that is comfortable for you, with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then, please focus on the sensation of the breath as it moves in and out of your body.
Start to pay attention to your thoughts and emotions. Notice them without judging them or trying to change them.
When your mind wanders, gently bring your focus back to your breath.
Continue to focus on your breath for 5 to 10 minutes. You can use a timer or a guided meditation app to keep track of time.
Slowly open your eyes and take a few deep breaths when the time is up. Notice how you feel and allow yourself to adjust to being back in the present moment.
Remember to be patient with yourself and to approach meditation with a curious and open mind. It can take time to develop a regular practice and see meditation’s benefits. But with time and consistent effort, you will start to notice positive changes in your mood, focus, and overall well-being.
Meditation is a practice that dates to ancient times, with roots in many different cultures and spiritual traditions. It has been used for religious and non-religious purposes and has been shown to have several mental and physical health benefits. In this article, we will explore some of the key benefits of meditation and how it can improve your overall well-being.
One of the most well-known benefits of meditation is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Because meditation allows you to quiet your mind and focus on the present moment, which can help calm your racing thoughts and alleviate stress and anxiety. By regularly practicing meditation, you can learn to control your response to stress and improve your overall mental health.
Another benefit of meditation is that it can improve your concentration and focus. When you meditate, you are training your mind to be more present and aware, which can help you to focus on the task at hand and improve your overall concentration. Especially beneficial for people who struggle with distractions and multitasking, as it can help them to stay focused and productive.
In addition to its mental health benefits, meditation can positively impact your physical health. For example, it can lower blood pressure, improve immune function, and even reduce chronic pain. These physical health benefits can benefit people dealing with chronic health conditions, as meditation can provide an additional tool for managing symptoms and improving overall health.
Meditation can also help to improve your overall mood and well-being. Regularly practicing meditation can develop a more positive outlook on life and cultivate a sense of inner peace and contentment. As a result, it helps reduce negativity and improve your overall well-being.
In addition to its benefits, meditation can also improve your relationships with others. By cultivating a sense of inner peace and mindfulness, you can become more present and aware in your interactions with others, improving communication and deepening your connections with those around you.
Overall, meditation is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Whether you are looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your concentration and focus, or cultivate a sense of inner peace and well-being, meditation can provide many benefits that can improve your overall quality of life.
You can give up or you can breakthrough! Choose wisely.
The difference between winning, change, or a continuation of the same. Don’t give up! Faith in all that you do will see you through the tough times when you want to give up. Giving up comes in the form of emotional pain.
I call it kicking your own ass!
We are conditioned from a very young age to avoid pain. Our brain will have us run from pain. Here is an example of overcoming emotional torture.
Marathon runners hit what they call the wall. This happens late in the race when your body is so fatigued your brain begins to say you need to stop NOW. Runners say they feel as though they are hurting their bodies beyond measure.
Yet studies have found this is all in mind. That if you can break through this process, on the other side, you complete the Marathon. Bodies are not injured, it’s simply fatigued that your brain registers as pain.
Humans can see themselves through tremendous emotional pain. You genuinely do not know what you can take until you try. More often than not, giving up too soon, when achievement is just one more step away. Success can take one action further than most are willing to do.
Yes, you will have to work through emotional pain to achieve real success in anything you set out to make. Moreover, this is worth your investment, time, and energy. Stop losing and learn to win. Achieve more than you dreamt of!
How you say?
Learning to recondition yourself, your auto-response to emotional pain. This takes time and your fullest attention.
Look at the state of your home or office. Is it cluttered? Is it clean? Clean is good, cluttered is bad will talk about that. The state of your mind runs congruent with the state of your account. East start, get your home and office in order!
Organize your life to win. In my book, we talk about activity vs. productivity. When you fully understand the difference, this is the secret sauce. For example, the action is social media, gabbing, etc. Productivity: net a result. Work on a project to completion in a set time.
Take care of Body, Mind & Soul. Eat healthy, walk, get in the sunshine. Take time to unplug from social media (most significant waste of your time) phones, get outside and leave the phone at home or in the car. Unplug!
Meditate and pray. During your meditation, see yourself as you would love to live. It’s not about fancy cars, mansions, it’s about being present in a moment. Success will come if you can actually be present in a moment. Giving full attention to the tasks at hand. See yourself and pray to God for wisdom. Not possessions.
Learn. Simple enough. Make time every day to broaden your mind. Watch videos, take a master class, attend night school. Do something that brings a better you to this world.
Five quick things to get started.
None of this will make any difference if you don’t follow-through. This means set out reminders for 1 Year. Exercise, make time for an entire year to exercise. One hour per day for 365 days = 365 hours of training, education, family. It’s time to organize to win in life.
For the “I don’t have time, crowd.” Let me piss you off here and say YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TIME, AND I CAN PROVE IT. I can also HELP!
Give me ONE day of honest assessment:
Track your day literally every 30 minutes make a note of what you have done in this space of time. Journal your day as close to the times as you can.
Be HONEST (Goofed off, social media, personal stuff, bathroom breaks) Chronicle it all HONESTLY.
Then with all the time, you’ve wasted doing junk. Add that number up and times it by your work weekdays.
I would challenge you to fill 1 hour with complete focus. NO phone, no email, nothing but real production. As you can begin to focus like this on daily tasks, complete one move on (oh, by the way, multi-taskers the 90’s called they want you to come home).
Laser-sharp focuses on the task at hand. Start and complete. It’s much harder than you might think to fill an entire hour with PRODUCTION.
Now you must begin to realize the enemy; your head will not want to let go of your goof-off time smoothly. You will start “this doesn’t work” “its too hard” will fill your head with crap. How bad do you want to win? Bad enough to not kick your own ass???
This is why we set out a year for changes in our life. You want lasting change? Do something that produces a result religiously for one hour per day for an entire year. This time next year, you will not know yourself as you do today. You will have achieved much, my dear friends.
Breaking down parts of the book to help you achieve greater success in any aspect of your life. You can apply these principals to adjust the trajectory of your life right now.
In this article, we briefly touch on one thing you can do right now to bring about lasting change. One thing is an easy win!
Time to divorce “I can’t.” The “I can’t” syndrome will stifle all greatness in you. “I can’t do it:
I’m too old
I’m too poor
I’m too set in my ways.
I’m too busy
This list stops here. Otherwise, we continue excuse-after-excuse until we quit. Not this time, my friends.
You can I’m too yourself to NOTHING! Or you can realize you are never too old, too weak, also set in ways or too busy to change. Beliefs that have been indoctrinated into your head for years are strangling you to death.
You can absolutely change if you want to, period. The problem most have is when it becomes emotionally painful, we wimp out and stop. Instead of fighting through screaming at the heavens, “I am winning this time!”
Gaining faith in our ability takes time. Successful people will tell you that the reason they win. They’re willing to take one more step farther than you, no matter the effort needed. They simply outwork you.
Organize your life to win, teaches you how to organize, so you win. If you do not hold yourself towards success, you will never have success. This is all part of getting “I can’t” out of our vernacular. Out of our heads forever.
Here are some actions you can take right now:
Put up, visualizations, “I Can!”
Meditate on I can vs. I can’t.
Instead of looking at why you cannot, search for why you can do something you set your heart too.
Key is to make a To-Do every day that works towards letting go of “I can’t.” The above is a great start.
Keep going until this becomes second nature. Change does not happen overnight. Set out a minimum of six months of continuous focus.
Replace I can’t with I can! Stop overthinking and set the reminders now.
Learn to have faith in yourself. How do you get confidence in your own ability? Practice what I have suggested over-and-over again until it becomes natural to you. Nothing in this life is easy until you master the technique.
You don’t walk out on a golf course and shoot par first time out. It takes a lot of practice to master the game. Life is the same way. If you want to change something about yourself. Stop saying I can’t and begin to say I can. Have faith.
Faith takes practice because it will be tested. Your ability to work through these times will take training. Do not get discouraged if things get tough. Only I can. This is your new mantra. When you think you cannot take a step further, take action.
Through determination, practice, and your will. Finding a new, you; is just around the corner.
One of the best lessons I have learned; stay in my lane. Don’t get caught up with the drama, political bullshit, or anything that you personally have no control over.
When you learn to stay in your lane, you take care of what you do have control over. First and foremost is to handle your business. Getting caught up in the news or life events that we simply have no control over is counterproductive.
Taking care of our own life, our family should be our primary focus. If you let outside influences ruin your day. Ask yourself, “Why would I do that to myself.” The answer should be, “I’m not.”
We could get twisted up about Washington’s political hogwash and let that steal our joy. Ask yourself this question: “Do I have the ability to change anything in Washington outside of my vote?” Probably not, so why worry. It does not matter who is there; we can all pick apart the political process.
What should matter is how we process each day. How we interact with our family and relationships. “Am I living a life God would say, Well Done!” That being the case, the rest of life is nothing to stress over.
Staying in your lane means to live the life God has planned for you. Do the work in front of you that is from your heart. Don’t allow outside influences to steal your peace, joy, and happiness.
Prioritize your life so that nothing can interfere with your joy. Organize your life to win!
Have a productive daily routine.
Stay off Social Media during productive times.
Pray and meditate on the life you desire.
Keep God first in all you do.
Focus on body, mind, and soul daily. Healthy habits.
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