Watch this group of leaders start their day with meditation.
If you are like most people, you probably think meditation is sitting on a pillow burning incense and chanting OMMM….And while this may have some truth, it is not the only way to meditate.
Leading a team and being the decision maker is a responsible job one that requires allot of thinking which keeps the brain active for long periods of time, and even when you are not interacting with people there are emails, texts and calls that require your attention.
As a leader you are probably compensated for your ability to think through problems, make sound decisions and interact with teams of people.
As a leader do you ever think about your mind as your biggest asset? Probably not right?
Nurturing and nourishing your mind could be one of the best moments of your day. Are you someone that says I don’t get it or I have tried it and it just didn’t work?
I know I have been there. I remember the first time I tried to meditate I just sat there and waited as if some miraculous moment was supposed to happen. I waited and waited and nothing!!!!
Now 10 years later I have my own meditation pillow and have built it into a daily practice as well as Yoga, eating well and reading. So how did I go from that awkward moment where I thought it was supposed to be enlightening to now owning my own pillow… Practice.
Practice is under rated by most people. WHY? Because we think that if we are not naturally talented at something then it must be for someone else. I disagree.
There are always going to be things that when we first try feels weird and uncomfortable but this doesn’t mean we should stop trying….
Meditation for me is not about emptying your mind but more about stilling it slightly so that you can gain clarity.
Meditation is a time to sit still, listen to yourself and not others. When you lead large teams it is important to take the time to connect with yourself to be a better leader.
To be effective in meditation it’s not about the length of time, its more about the daily routine. Just like eating healthy is not just about eating one great meal one day and then not for the following 7, meditation is beneficial when you create a daily routine that works for you.
I recommend starting off with 5 minutes sitting quietly every morning before reaching for your phone to catch up on your social media or news of the day try it for 1 week and see how you feel.
I am sure that you can spare 5 minutes before you start your day to sit still breath and do nothing. The most successful people start off with a morning ritual that is specifically focused on themselves.
Leaders give to everyone all day, the great thing about meditation is that you are giving to your self first.
If this is the first time you are attempting to meditate there is a huge selection of guided meditations on You tube, Apps and google just put in meditation and a multitude of them come up.
Enjoy and if you try it come back and leave a comment and let us know how you did!