Whenever I used to read some books or articles about productivity and how the most successful authors/managers/CEOs/ athletes (… etc) manage their time… They all seem to emphasize the power of Meditation and Mindfulness (One Way or the other).
Whether you meditate professionally or are simply trying it out, getting into the state of calmness brings a lot of very good benefits to your body and soul… Especially enabling you to concentrate more, and even take better decisions throughout really difficult time.
Ever heard the sentence: “Never take a decision while in Anger and never give a promise while you are happy”? it’s kinda true since our mood affects how we can view and evaluate things, and that can affect our productivity tremendously (at least from the idea of not making a mistake or make a decision that you will regret it later on or that will take you more time to fix)…
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.Buddha
CALM YOUR MIND AND TAKE BACK YOUR SOUL
This week’s tip is about how to get into this state of calmness and how you can use it as a productivity tool.
In one of my books, I emphasize on the idea of NOT using your head.. Because gets really crowded inside and you may end up with a task taking 50 minutes instead of the original 10… And so forth.
Try to clear your mind every week, 2-3 times per week would be a good start and then you can use it as you see necessarily… And you can do so by using multiple methods some include formal meditation practices such as trying to sit and not think for a while, and others might not sound like meditating but you can actually reach the same results such as engaging in prayers or a religious activity, reading (or better of… Writing), and doing some physical activity like walking (While you are shutting down your analytical brain and focusing on your senses…)
Once you have that practice 2-3 times per week… Or Simply before the start of a task, you have higher chances that (if you have done it properly) you will have a clearer mind to actually perform your task much better.
Enjoy your week,
Samer Chidiac is a Strategic Innovation Advisor, a Business Psychologist, a Philanthropist, an Author and a Speaker.