Meditation: A Modern Necessity

23 Jun 2024

The thumbnail perfectly describes reason why meditation is crucial in our day in age. 
With the rapid advancements in AI and technology, thinking for ourselves can feel impossible as we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions. This is where meditation becomes crucial.
I found myself in need of a mental reset.

The Importance of Meditation Today

As a developer and someone who works behind the screen more then 8h a day(95% of people here do I pressume) Meditation offered a quick, effecive reset and clarity(even euphoria if done consistently).
Stress reduction: In an 8-week study, a meditation style called "mindfulness meditation" reduced the inflammation response caused by stress
Controls anxiety: Meditation can reduce stress levels, which translates to less anxiety as well help control job-releated anxiety(something needed in our day and age). FYI almost everyone now suffers from ADHD and it's not out of nowhere.

Enhances self-awareness: Can help you develop a stronger understanding of yourself with how it is currently heading it is mitigated strongly.
Lengthens attention span: Focused-attention meditation is like weight lifting for your attention span. It helps increase the strength and endurance of your attention.
Many more advantages but I will not get further into it for but more of can find here.

To put it shortly connecting with yourself and not being influenced by external factors has been harder then ever and may link to depresion and anxiety. With regular meditation may it be 10 min can give a high level of euphoria and mindfullness.

How to Meditate

It's not an overall cure but it can provide the mental space needed to listen to your inner self and resist external pressures. It's easy getting "roped in" by external factors(like raise your exepctations to unresonable amounts based on Instagram stories or YouTube or some course that sells you high success rate of completion).

Taking time off for yourself will lead to greater productivity. Same as going to gym for physical health that will increase your mood and make you tackle professional chalanges at work etc so will having mental clarity and being mindfull. Appart from the obvious of getting into it 🧘‍♂️👇

  • Take a Seat: Find a comfortable place to sit.
  • Set a Time Limit: Start with just 10 minutes.
  • Notice Your Body: Make sure you're comfortable and stable.
  • Feel Your Breath: Focus on your breathing.
  • Notice When Your Mind Wanders: It's natural for your mind to wander. Simply bring it back to your breath.
  • Be Kind to Your Wandering Mind: Don't judge yourself for getting distracted.
  • Close with Kindness: End your session with a moment of gratitude or kindness.

As a begginer guided meditation is what I would strongly recomend on YouTube bellow I added my favorite guide.

Consistency is key so no reason to be hard on yourself if it wont go smoothly initially or you wonder off.
In the fast-paced world of IT, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and suffer from issues like ADHD and impatience. 
Without clarity and self control it's difficult to continuously make good decisions without emotions taking over AI worsens it even if technology is superb. 
Taking time for yourself through meditation can lead to greater productivity and a more balanced life. Give it a try and see the difference it can make.

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