To be honest, you don’t need an another list article going over the “10 things that will change your life”. Each one may be able to help you, but trying to add ten more things to your mental to-do list, while also making a change isn’t realistic. Just try meditating.
In 2013, The One Project went through an incredible influx of opportunity and impact, which was a major help for us to get to where we are now. But, it resulted in me placing a lot of expectations on myself and putting work over my health. The climax of this chapter in my life was an intense point of realization that I needed to make a major change. I needed to work to build and maintain sustainability for my finances and my health — that needed to be my first priority.
So, I started implementing a daily meditation practice into my life: just 10 minutes two times per day, after waking up and before bed. This realization and the resulting changes have allowed me to soak up all the insights (and more) you may find in these seemingly useless top 10 lists.
The truth is, the one activity that I constantly heard being the stem of powerful personal insights and growth is meditation. Celebrities, entrepreneurs, artists, across many of the most successful (in all interpretations of the word) people stated this as being one of the most important actions they take and after implementing it much more seriously in the last few years, I completely agree.
If you want to become a better version of yourself, do more with your life, have stronger relationships — whatever your goal is — meditation will help make you aware of where you are now, where you want to go and put you in a much better space to achieve that goal. If you find yourself thinking, “I don’t have time to sit and ‘clear my mind’, I have a million things to do!” I leave you with this famous quote that speaks so true to my own experience.
You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour. — Buddhist Proverb
After meditating, I find my time is used much more effectively, my mind is focused, calm and working efficiently and the work that I do is of greater quality than if I tried to keep working. It is however, a practice and a process to integrate it into your life.
If you’re new to meditation, you can try:
Start small and stay consistent with it! See any insights or changes happening for you? If you’re comfortable with sharing, let us know by joining the conversation below!