From Brain Fog to Clarity: Meditation for Professionals.
Between work obligations, personal responsibilities, and the general busyness of life, it can be difficult to find time to simply relax and unwind. In fact, do you ever feel you have one foot out the door? This can lead to anxiety, a racing mind, a decrease in productivity, and you may struggle with completing tasks. Some experience brain fog, difficulty concentrating, and exhaustion. Fortunately, meditation can help! In this blog, we'll discuss how to quiet a busy mind through meditation and explore some of the benefits you can expect to experience.
1. Find a Quiet Space
The first step in quieting a busy mind through meditation is to find a quiet space where you can relax without distractions. This can be a dedicated meditation room or simply a quiet corner of your home or office.
I don't over complicate this. In fact, I simply take off my smart watch, shut off the lights in my office, and roll out a yoga mat on the floor.
2. Set a timer or find a 3-5 minute meditation on YouTube
3. Focus on Your Breath
Once you have found your quiet space, the next step is to focus on your breath. Begin by taking a few deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Then, allow your breath to settle into its natural rhythm. Focus your attention on the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body.
Top tip: If you find your breathing causes anxiety, hold your breath for as long as you can and slowly breathe out. You may also take this time to explore Wim Hof Breathing.
4. Use a Mantra