Starting Everyday with a Little Meditation
Something that has really intrigued me for the last year is meditation. Until a few months ago I had read a lot on the subject and finally decided to give it a go. I read a book called 10% Happier by Dan Harris, which I highly recommend. Dan is an anchor on Nightline, who happened to have a panic attack on the air a few years ago. While searching for a solution to his attacks, he took up meditation and found that it made a noticeable difference in his life. I’ve read dozens of studies on the benefits, but I think it took reading Dan’s first-hand account to really inspire me to give it a try. Take a look at the video below to get a glimpse of the book/Dan’s story.
Another area of interest for me this past year has been morning routines. I love learning about how some of the world’s most successful people spend their mornings before heading into work, and meditation is one of the activities that seems to show up again and again. CEO’s, world leaders, and many of the people I look up to choose to meditate in the morning or at night – I had to give it a try. The Huffington Post released a story last year that highlighted some of the most famous people who choose to mediate. Take a look at the article.
1. Sit cross-legged in a comfortable place on the floor.
2. Close your eyes and try to clear your head.
3. Be conscious of your breathing.
4. To start, try going for as little as 3-5 minutes.