Until fairly recently, when someone talked about mediation it would conjugate an image of hippies and beatniks regaling in tepees. Today with scientific studies proving its benefits on our brain and daily life it is becoming a game changer. Tim Ferriss who notoriously interviews world class performers to find their commonalities in order for others to apply to daily life has found that 90% of them use some form of meditation! The Headspace meditation app makes it easy through guided audio which takes only 10 mins of your time each day. You can do it before getting out of bed in the morning and voila! The benefits you can reap by doing this are pretty phenomenal and include reducing your stress, assisting you to sleep better, make clearer decisions, focus more, listen better… The overwhelming number of successful practisers has swayed us to give it a go. No tepee or incense required.
TRD: If you get that look from someone who thinks you’re a hippie, if you do mediation, put them in check and let them know that Goldman Sachs (not quite the meditation retreat) offers the app to their employees.
Did you know: Sara Lazar neuroscientist at Harvard found through MRI observation that meditation thickens the left hippocampus that assists in learning, memory, cognition and emotional regulation.