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5 Meditation Practices to Boost Productivity

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5 Meditation Practices to Boost Productivity

“Happiness inspires productivity.”

— Shawn Achor

Spring has finally sprung and with it the desire to start anew and knockout the items on our to-do lists that we’ve been putting off. After all, it’s much more fun to be productive when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. American happiness researcher and positive psychology advocate, Shawn Achor knows that it is much easier to be productive when we’re feeling happy.

Meditating is one way to stay both happy and productive. Here’s a list of the five best meditation practices to boost productivity.

1. Primordial Sound Meditation

This is a silent practice that uses the repetition of our own personal mantra. A personal mantra is an affirmation to motivate us to be our best (and most productive) self. We can use this mantra to achieve any goal. Fun fact: Lady Gaga practices this kind of meditation – and we all know how productive she is!

2. Kundalini Yoga

Can yoga be a form of meditation, you ask? Sure thing! Kundalini Yoga meditation has an emphasis on consciousness and awareness. In fact, the main purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken our highest awareness and shed light on the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves. Bye-bye boundaries, hello productivity.

3. Transcendental Meditation

One of the main goals of transcendental meditation is to calm and clear the mind. Imagine how much more efficient we could be if we rid our minds of all the unnecessary stress and chaos and can, instead, focus on the tasks at hand. Transcendental meditation also uses a mantra and is practiced 15 to 20 minutes twice per day.

4. Guided Visualization

Guided Visualization is a newer technique and one of its main purposes is personal development.Throughout the meditation, we focus on one specific goal,envisioning a more organized pantry or the opportunity to finally sit down and start writing your book – whatever your goal, visualize yourself achieving it and you’ll be one step closer to making it a reality.

5. Qi Gong

This type of meditation focuses on helping us control our reactions to stress. We’ve all been in that place where we have so much to do at one time that the anxiety takes over and we end up doing nothing at all. Well, Qi Gong is here to keep us calm through the chaos.

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