Within 60 seconds of sitting down to meditate – even when it’s only a five-minute session – I find myself fidgeting, peeking at the clock, stretching, and inevitably, simply surrendering to the spiral of my racing thoughts and walking away.
Every day there’s more news about the Coronavirus. You don’t know whether to go buy more supplies or just hunker down and stay home. The uncertainty can be unsettling. So you need to take care of yourself.
No doubt, technology is a critical lifeline connecting us to our loved ones, jobs, and the world. Striking the balance between informed and overwhelmed is not easy, but I believe some small habits that repurpose my relationship with technology are key allies to my resilience in the weeks ahead.
There’s no doubt we lead stressful lives in the modern world — and adding a global pandemic into the equation sure doesn’t help. When we feel like we’ve lost control, what can we do? Enter meditation.
Although many people still do not admit it, the mere fact of studying, acquiring knowledge, can be a really tough task. Stress makes concentration, cognitive recall, and productivity difficult for most of us. Meditation is a proven method to reduce this stress — and increase your capacity to concentrate.