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Slow Down, Meditate, and Evaluate

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem

I know sometimes you think all the work you’ve done for the goal is in vain. It is hard to see the finish line when you’re so busy looking at pebbles on the track and trying not to trip. Sometimes the best answer is the simplest. Maybe if you’ve come across a pebble that has turned into a boulder it is time to slow down, meditate, and evaluate.

Literally.

I’m not talking a symbolic break in your project to give you some false sense of calm. I mean that when you hit a wall it is time to sit down in a quiet place and think through your processes, your dreams, and your final outcome.

Last week I shared some information on how mid-day cat naps can help motivate you and your employees, but here is another way to tap into the quiet areas of your brain and rethink things to come out on the other side with a fresh perspective.

Studies have showed us that meditation is a very helpful tool for keeping yourself motivated and lowering your overall stress

If you’ve never meditated before there is no real excuse not to try it. This article shares some simple tips to getting started.

photo credit: IcronticPrime via photopin cc

photo credit: IcronticPrime via photopin cc

The most tried and true method is to sit quietly in a comfortable place and just tune out the world around you. This doesn’t work for everyone. Some people like to have a way to focus like music or beautiful objects. If that doesn’t work for you, consider going for a nature walk to clear your mind as this is also a form of meditation. You may even try some guided meditations.

However you find your focus and your balance is the only right way, so don’t worry about others telling you that your methods are incorrect. The key is not to become the very best at meditation but to use meditation as a tool to be come the very best you.

Motivation isn’t only about getting your adrenaline pumping so you can face your challenges. There is something to be said for experiencing quiet solitude to reconnect with what you need and how to reach your goals.

Are you looking for more way to keep yourself motivated? I can help! I offer tips, ideas, and coaching to business owners and individuals looking to stay on track. Contact me today! 

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