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Meditation (Photo credit: atsukosmith)

Meditation Sticker

Meditation Sticker (Photo credit: Sanne Schijn)

Meditating in Madison Square Park, Manhattan, ...
Meditating in Madison Square Park, Manhattan, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unwanted and irrelevant thoughts sabotage your focus and get in the way of getting things done.   Practicing meditation helps improve your ability to attend and concentrate.  Merely focusing on your breathing for five minutes without attempting to change it in any way is a simple way to start your meditation process.  Remember  to focus on being calm and not letting anything interfere with your concentration.

There is a carryover from meditating to everyday life.  Paperwork and chores can benefit from the single mindedness that you develop when meditating.  As I write this, I have put aside all other projects that vie for my attention and am concentrating on one thing, writing this blog.

As I have suggested before, making a list of the things that need your attention and keeping it where you can see it and refer to it unclutters your mind.  It is reassuring to know that you won’t forget to do something important and you won’t have to constantly remind yourself of these things so that they don’t get away from you.

Mind clutter includes those unwanted thoughts, often negative ones, that create constant chatter in your head.

The better you get at doing this, the more you will get done and in less time than in the past.  This is a surprising added benefit of meditating.


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