Episode 131 – Meditation pro life hack

“…start with your commute to work. And have your time where you close your eyes…take that moment there. That’s where it can start. It’s as simple as that.”

Meditation.

It’s seems like every successful person I’ve come across does some form of meditation.

So why don’t you!? Not aware? Too busy?Don’t know how? Seems weird?

Let’s eliminate the excuses shall we?!

First off, you should be aware of it by now, if not – you are behind the times! This is what you need to know.

Meditation helps to create a more open and malleable mind by releasing the energy bound up in circulating thought “habit” loops accumulated in the past (during the day, from the past week or so, etc.). It also helps to calm your system down (to assist in focus and concentration) by steering your attention away from the stressful fight or flight state many people live in everyday – and towards a higher perspective of life – an observer’s point of view.

Think of your mind like your computer or phone – every now and again you need to reset your phone, optimise (or “defrag” it) and delete some rarely used apps to free up some memory.

Meditation basically does this for your brain.

So, where do we do it?

Here’s the perfect place to start. The commute to work.

Why? Well, since you’re “too busy” you may as well use the “wasted” commute time to get to know yourself a bit better particularly if you’re on a bus, train, or uber ride (not if you’re the driver).

This is how you do it.

 

Read on below.

 

 

Close your eyes and start breathing through your nose – in and out – down into your midsection – and back out through the nose.

Focus on that rhythm.

Breathing is both a conscious and subconscious process and if you can focus your attention there you will slip your attention into your subconscious and enter a meditative state.

Sounds weird, right?! Wrong.

It’s a cool pro life hack.

Who doesn’t want to be a calmer, more focused, energetic person living in a positive and enhanced way of life?!

A word of advice though: Don’t expect a world class effort on your first go. You’d never run a marathon without a bit of practice first, so go easy and build up over time.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.

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