PART 2 – MEDITATION/VISUALISATION
So last week in Part 1 I spoke about the importance of goal setting and having a vision. This week I want to discuss the importance behind meditation and visualisation. When you are wanting to create big things in life this step is vital. I am going to go through why it is important and a few different ways to implement it. Did you know? A Detroit based chemical plant implemented meditation for their workers and the results 3 years later, well, they speak for themselves. Absenteeism fell by 85%, Productivity rose 120%, Injuries dropped 70%, Profits increased 520%
Common benefits of meditation include increased awareness, a feeling of relaxation, better mental focus, and greater clarity of mind. It is funny, we all use the excuse that we don’t have the time, but if we made the time it would benefit us because we would become more productive. It is an investment, but one of our mind. You also don’t need to spend a lot of time doing this in order to reap the rewards. I only spend 5 minutes in the morning and 5-10 minutes before I go to bed. One of the major benefits of creative visualisation is that it helps you to attract more of what you want. When you imagine your goals and I mean really imagine, what does it look like and how does it feel it triggers a whole series of subconscious processes. You will start noticing opportunities that will inevitably help you in achieving your goals.
Not everyone can resonate with sitting there for an hour meditating in silence for an hour but there are many other options. I would suggest doing some research and trial and error to find what works for you. Here are some examples you may want to try:
- Yoga – this is not only fitness but allows you to really concentrate on your breathing. I do this once a week at the moment and always feel relaxed and energised. I also find I am much more creative afterwards.
- Guided meditation- this is also another of my favourites as I tend to struggle sometimes to slow my mind. This gives you something to specifically place your focus on until you get better.
- Silent meditation- this is probably for the more disciplined person and usually takes a bit of practise to get the hang of.
- Visualisation – pick one goal that you want to achieve. Maybe you want a new job. Visualise what that new job would look like, how you feel (happy, excited). The more feeling and the bigger the WHY the quicker it is likely to occur.
Would love for you to share your experience in the comments. Do you already use meditation already and if not are you going to give it a go. If you haven’t done it before and plan to I would love it if you could share how you go. You never know who you may be able to influence simply by telling your story.