Un-Limiting Time In Your Day… How meditation can grow your time.
Hey Young & Raw readers. Dr. Rachel here.
It’s back-to-school time and that means schedules, plans, and routines for most of us.In fact, I often wind up in a tizzy saying “I don’t have enough time” or asking “when will it all get done?”
For the longest time, I’ve been resisting it. I tell my patients to do it all the time, but I don’t give myself my own medicine.
Recently, I was at the cottage (insert some relaxation here) and finally had some time to dig into one of my profession’s journals – NDNR. I happened upon this awesome piece on “Quieting the Mind: Healing Anxiety, Fear & Overwhelm Using a New Concept of Time” by my colleague, Dr. Emily Chan, ND, who works out of San Diego, California.
I just HAD to share it with you because it really changed my perspective on having enough time in my day and how it relates to down time & meditation.
You can read the full article here starting on page 18 of the PDF, but here are a few key points I took away from Dr. Chan’s article:
- Time can be affected by gravity (stress and worry) that pulls it down and by velocity (racing mind) that speeds it up. Meaning that we feel we have less of it.
- Our brain is in a state of alpha waves when we are feeling “blissed out” like in yoga class, and in a state of theta waves when we are meditating.
This all made such great sense to me, and it made me realize that I would actually get more productive time out of my day by dedicating 10 minutes of my morning to meditation.
I use a program called Headspace by Andy Puddicombe.
I encourage you to join me and turn 24 hours into 25.
Here’s to an unlimited perception of time,
Dr. Rachel Corradetti, ND