Meditation not only helps you tackle the workload and prevent burnout but also improves your cognitive abilities.
The benefits of meditation
It enhances focus
No matter what field you are working in, your efficiency comes down to one thing: how good you are at focusing. A study shows that people who regularly practiced meditation performed better on a visual task and had a greater attention span than those without any meditation experience. In any job, you will have to juggle multiple tasks at one time. All this while trying to stop your mind from wandering away. From having vivid daydreams to diligently worrying about other things that we need to do, our mind tricks us into losing focus every few minutes.
In a study, 153 adults who used a mindfulness meditation app for 2 weeks experienced reduced feelings of loneliness and increased social contact compared with those in a control group.
One study found that people who listened to a meditation tape experienced improved attention and accuracy while completing a task, compared with those in a control group. Being able to focus on work can be challenging but meditation makes it easier. In Bhagavad Gita, it says, “When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place”.
It improves your relationships with people around you
Work is not just about focus. It’s also about building amicable relationships with your co-workers. The stresses of everyday life can sometimes make it tough for a person to be a friendly face to everyone at work. Leaving your personal life behind and showing up as your best self at work is what will earn you the appreciation of your co-workers. And this appreciation not only boosts your self-confidence but also gives you a sense of accomplishment. In a study, 153 adults who used a mindfulness meditation app for 2 weeks experienced reduced feelings of loneliness and increased social contact compared with those in a control group.
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless placeBhagavad Gita
It increases self-love
Certain types of meditation help in developing kind thoughts and feelings toward yourself. Through practice, people learn to extend this kindness and forgiveness externally, first to friends, then acquaintances, and ultimately enemies. If you are wondering how this can help your job, imagine having to share an office with a person you despise. Feelings of hatred and disapproval are the poison that can eat you up from the inside. Harboring hatred for yourself or anyone that you work with can not only cost you your peace but also your time – a most precious commodity. Meditation and the feelings it brings can help make the most of your working hours.
A medical practitioner’s advice on meditation
Briefly meditating every morning before going to work can hold the key to your inner peace, and eventually the key to your success.
Make meditation a habit, not just a hobby.
Once meditation becomes a part of your routine, your calm mind will be the ultimate weapon against your daily challenges. The more tranquil a person is, the greater their success, influence, and power for good become.
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