V6.39: Daily Meditation Will Do Wonders for Your Career

Magnetic Monkey Marketing blog meditationAs the quarter wraps up, we know how truly stressful work life can be. We wanted to take this moment to discuss a tried and true method of stress relief that also helps improve your career!

Meditation! Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did you? Or maybe you did, who knows? Meditation is a great way to de-clutter your mind and increase productivity.

Let’s discus Forbes’ “5 reasons why meditation improves your career,” shall we?

  1. “You can do it anywhere, anytime” You can pretty much meditate anywhere you can relax or get some peace and quiet. You don’t need a special place– although that’s always nice– you can do it anywhere at anytime. If you can take 10 minutes out of your lunch break to clear your mind, your afternoon will be even more productive! Of course, meditating for 30 minutes every day has a lot of amazing body and mind benefits, 5 minutes a day can do wonders too.

  2. “It’s cheap” You know what’s great? Meditation is FREE! That’s right, there’s no excuse. No pesky gym membership draining your bank account, just a determination to better yourself. If you are having trouble quieting your mind, there are plenty of free apps to download or YouTube videos you can watch the help focus in your meditations.

  3. “It’s good for your wellbeing” Meditation is actually really great for you. It helps settle and clear your mind, which ultimately brings a new perspective to the rest of your day. This in turn will boost your productivity and work ethic. Your mood lightens and you can tackle your day with a clear mind.

  4. “It boosts creativity” Not only is meditating good for your health, it also helps increase your creativity! Trust us, we know how difficult getting stuck in a rut can be. Writer’s block? Trouble coming up with a fresh idea? Meditate to clear your mind and pave the way for a fresh idea.

  5. “You can use the techniques at your desk, any time” With that being said, if you’re ever feeling stuck at work; you can utilize your meditation practices to clear your mind. Breathing techniques can do wonders for calming your nerves before a stressful meeting. Or maybe you want to decompress after an important pitch. Either way, you can tap into your deeper self and open up your mind.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Try meditating for 2 minutes a day and slowly work yourself up to 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, until you are up to 30 minutes a day. You’ll see a great response from your body and mind.