I know, I know. You’re busy. There’s so many responsibilities to take care of. You’re rushing around, making things happen, getting it all done and even making it to the gym on a regular basis. Who has time for meditation? On top of everything else?
But wait: Did you know that the time spent in your morning meditation can actually pay for itself?
Here’s how it works:
- Meditation rests the mind. When you meditate, you are going to the source — which is the same place you go during the deepest sleep. Many people find that after meditating for a few weeks or months, they are able to rest better at night, and soon enough, they discover that they may not even need as much sleep as they used to. Thus, a daily practice of meditation can actually help you reclaim hours that you had previously spent in bed.
- Meditation energizes everything. Any meditation can be energizing, but a regular practice of meditation can create a baseline level of energy that is over and above what you have available today — energy which you can then apply to your life to be more productive. People who have an active, focused meditation practice typically have a greater bounce to their step. They’re usually very driven individuals who are motivated to give back to the world, and they leverage the advantages that come from meditation into their lives.
Thus, you’re getting an extended “bang for your buck” from that morning meditation: the time spent on the mat becomes a small investment that can literally buy you time from sleeping, plus it gives you a deeper reservoir of energy stores to draw on for your important tasks. Really, it’s so worth it!
Sure, it can be tough to rearrange your morning routine to accommodate the 10 or 15 minutes of meditation, but when you break it down like this, you can see how it will pay off in multiples throughout the day.