Too busy to meditate? Then you should definitely find time for meditation!
Here’s a quick 2 minute meditation – scientifically reported to help you to feel more relaxed and focused.
It helps me to…
If you’ve been following my work, then you know I joyously studied to be a meditation (and yoga) teacher at Ishta Yoga.
Although I’ve always loved meditation, there were times I let my meditation pillow collect dust in the closet (aka: after my son was born).
I simply didn’t think I had time.
The ironic truth:
Yep. Meditation can serve as a terrific time management tool!
When you meditate, you become able to think at your clearest, so you do work at a faster and more productive level.
Plus when your mind is clear, you don’t make as many sloppy mistakes. As a result, you don’t have to take time to re-do what you messed up.
Here’s a funny story from one of my favorite books – Steve Covey’s book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” – which explains why meditation is such a terrific time management tool.
There was this guy (GUY#1) who was sawing down a tree with a very long, dull saw.
Because his saw had a dull blade – it was taking him a very long, dull time to do his sawing work.
His friend (GUY#2) tried to get him to stop sawing – so he could sharpen his saw.
GUY#2 explained, “If you sharpen your saw, you’ll get done sooner!”
GUY#1 declined saying, “I can’t take the time to sharpen the saw. I’m too busy sawing the tree.”
Unfortunately, GUY#1 did not see what GUY#2 saw.
When you slow down to sharpen your saw, you save time – by improving how quickly and effectively you “saw” away at anything you might need to do!
Well, meditation is like sharpening that saw!
It sharpens your thinking!
I personally love to do various 2-minute sensory meditations – where are based on using your 5 senses as grounding tools.
I love doing 2 minute sensory meditations so much, that I even wrote a book called Instant Calm – sharing all my favorite sensory meditations.
Here’s A Sensory Taste Meditation from Instant Calm… all about chocolate.
Lucky you! I’m assigning you eating Dark Chocolate – not only because it’s such a huge attention-hogging Taste Sensation.
Dark Chocolate has been researched to reduce stress levels in the brain – and help you to feel more relaxed and focused.
Yep, dark chocolate helps boost…
All of these are great hormones for the lowering stress levels and improving feelings of calm.
You can substitute in a spoonful of honey!
Doing a Chocolate Sensory Meditation is all about savoring the flavor – not binge-eating – which is the opposite of a Meditation.
When you binge-eat you basically do NOT taste the food. You inhale it.
When you meditate, you are truly savoring the flavor of the chocolate in your mouth.
Oh – and one more obvious reminder! Be sure to only do this Chocolate Sensory Meditation once a day – not a 100 times a day!
If you think you’re too busy to meditate, then you will love all the many fun and quick 2 minute meditations inside Instant Calm!
My book is great for beginners to meditation – as well as advanced meditators – because there’s something for everyone.
If you’re committed to living your happiest and most successful life, I encourage you to check out all the many meditations inside Instant Calm!