...is one of my favorite mantras for centering and refocusing the direction of my mind, which helps me to be much more effective and focused when working on my business.
The need to focus and concentrate in our business and in our lives, cannot be overstated.
With a constant flow of information from technology, social media and news outlets, learning to quiet the volume from these intrusions as well as the inner voice of our own minds is a vital skill to master for entrepreneurs.
Meditation is one way of achieving a centeredness amid the noise and distractions created.
The MRI scans of participants in an eight-week Mindfulness class, show the brain's fight or flight center, the amygdala appears to shrink. This area of the brain is associated with all emotion and is directly involved with the body's stress response.
Also, as the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex which is associated with higher order brain functions such as concentration, decision making and much more, becomes thicker. Thus, a consistent mindfulness meditation practice helps the brain to calm its response to stress and increases focus.
Reducing stress while increasing focus are two things that will directly impact productivity and success.
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