“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.” — The Bhagavad Gita
Welcome back to the Mental Focus Challenge! How are you feeling now that you’ve changed your diet? Did healthier foods help you focus more?
The challenge today concerns meditation. For those of you who don’t know much about meditation, your perception of it may not be accurate. Many people believe meditation is about clearing your mind, but this isn’t entirely true. Meditation is about focusing your mind on one thing.
By meditating, you’ll train your mind to tune out distractions and focus on one task at a time.
Challenge of the Day: Meditate for 10 Minutes
The challenge today is to meditate for 10 minutes. Spend some time during your lunch break or morning routine for meditation. You only need to meditate for 10 minutes, but you’ll get bonus points for ramping it up to 15 minutes!
There are many different types of meditation. Here is how beginners can learn to meditate:
- Find a quiet place to meditate. Make sure you’re in a comfortable environment.
- Sit down on something comfortable so you are fully relaxed.
- Start breathing deeply. Focus on the pattern of your breath, and on how the rush of air feels as it enters and leaves your body.
This is enough to get you started. By concentrating on your breath, you’ll train yourself to focus on one thing. This will help you any time you’re working on something important.
Apps can provide tremendous help for your meditation. Pacifica is a great app that has audio features that guide you through meditation. It’ll play music and sounds of nature that relax you and get you in the right mental state to meditate. Use this to meditate and improve your focus!