Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Mini Meditation Hacks

Somehow I knew about this, and now it's confirmed. 

- “People think the goal of meditation is to empty the mind, it’s not about clearing the mind; it’s about focusing on one thing. When the mind wanders, the meditation isn’t a failure. Our brain is like a wayward puppy, out of control. Catching it and putting it back to the object of focus is the mediation.” -  Mike Brooks, an Austin, Texas-based psychologist,

- Incorporate mini meditatations while walking, running, cycling, eating, drinking, or doing a task. 

- Focus your attention on one thing. The sound of insects. The feeling under your feet. Listen to your deep breathing.  Taste  your meal. 

- When your mind wanders, catch it and bring it back to the original focus. 

- “Research shows that a total of 15 minutes of meditating each day for several weeks produces detectable, positive changes in the brain as well as corresponding reductions in stress, anxiety, and an enhanced sense of well-being,”

I am going to do it.

Adrian Lee
http://adriansjournal.blogspot.sg 

Source:
http://m.fastcompany.com/3036363/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/meditation-techniques-for-people-who-hate-meditation