If you are a business leader, you need to stay focused so that you can effectively guide your team to success. One of the challenges that come with the day to day pressure associated with decision making is stress and burn out. Meditation has been listed by medics as a way of clearing the mind and regaining clear mental health you need to move your business to greater heights.
For most people, the mention of meditation conjures up images of monks or the need to travel to a far flung area with no human life. On the contrary, meditation can be done even in the comfort of your home. Not only is it convenient, but it has several benefits such as:
It is a Stress Reliever
When you go to a quite place and sit to contemplate, your nervous system relaxes. This has been found to greatly reduce stress. The stillness and silence reduces the heart rate as you get immersed into your own world of peace. It also reduces production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boosts the release of the ‘feel good’ hormone serotonin. Not only will you be in a better mood, but your employees or team members will feel better working with you.
You Get Motivation
As a business leader, some things may become routine and you may end up feeling demotivated. Holding meetings, taking stocks, signing deals, seeking new clients and other job descriptions that fall into your tray may be very draining. Meditation helps when your energy is being sapped. Sifting through your thoughts in the silence that meditation provides will give you the perspective you need, and help you get your creative juices running.
It Helps You Know Yourself Better
Have you ever asked yourself who you are? What are your likes? And what you would love to improve about yourself? If you have never found an answer, then try meditating. If you do not know yourself, then you may not be able to solve the issues affecting your business and the people you work with. First, if you cannot sit still through a meditation session, then perhaps the lesson you will learn about yourself is that you are easily distracted, and impatient. From there, you can work on yourself.
Helps You Sleep Better
There is nothing worse than having an important meeting or work item scheduled, only to realize that you are sleep deprived. It makes you grumpy, and you will lack the energy needed to make good business decisions. Since meditation relaxes you, and relieves your body of stress, falling asleep becomes easier.
If you are considering meditation, you can either get a coach to guide you through it, or do your research on how best to do it. Al you need to do is put your mind in it, cultivate the habit and reap the benefits.