Meditation is a waste of time

Invest in your future. Just do it !

Can meditation really do anything? Isn't it just a waste of time? Who does that anyway?

I have read and heard these and similar questions many times in the past. I also took the tenor out of it at face value and had some more detailed considerations on the subject meditation waived. However, some time ago I tried it out - how it is. To meditate. Every day. 10 mins. And I've found: it brings something. Relaxation. Switch off. Gather strength.

Is it worth so, time to meditate regularly to invest? I say: yes it does. Just try it! - For 3 days, for 10 days - You will then make it a daily habit, believe me.

But let me start all over again:

For a long time I didn't believe that meditation could really be useful. As a sober person, one thinks more of “Voodoo” and less of “life hack” - a change in attitude to life.

But: It is by no means like that.

Meditation comes in different forms. At this point I would like to refer to a form of meditation that is mainly aimed at becoming aware of oneself:

  • To become aware of your body, to concentrate, to focus on your own body and thoughts.
  • To let your thoughts wander partly, to catch them partly and to bring them together on a certain topic, possibly also on a mantra.

How does it work?

Find a place where you can rest for 10 minutes, sit up straight with your hands in your lap, close your eyes and take deep breaths in and out (5-6 times). There are also apps that can guide you in such meditation. As a result, there are various conceivable courses of meditation. However, all of them relate to the fact that you focus - and concentrate on certain things, topics, thoughts.

What's after?

When you return from meditation after 10 minutes, you are refreshed, relaxed and ready for new tasks. It is best to do the meditation first thing in the morning so that it gives you strength for the day. In fact, with the support of morning meditation you will spend the day better and more effectively than without meditation. This means that the 10 minutes in the morning are time well invested, because you can easily bring the time back in when dealing with your daily issues - be it work, be it family or leisure activities. You get the time back because you are more efficient and approach your topics with a more positive and refreshed basic attitude.

So: get active!

Try it. Invest and use the time. 10 minutes are enough. Take this time and space for yourself every day. Switch off. Focus on yourself, on your thoughts, on your inner being. You will benefit from regular meditation.

What experiences have you had with meditating? How do you meditate particularly successfully for yourself? I'm looking forward to your message.

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