You’ve probably heard me mention this a few times, but something that has helped both my trading as well as my everyday is is meditation.
I was very skeptical of meditation at first and thought it was a waste of time. Sitting there…just focusing on breathing… doing this for 15 minutes or so at a time… I’m struggling to find time as it is, why spend 15 minutes I don’t have on something like this???
I couldn’t have been more wrong!
So far that 15 minutes in the morning has actually added up to an hour back in my day! I’ve actually measured the time tasks would take me and estimate the amount of time needed and I’m often finding that what would take me 90 minutes would now take me 50 minutes. Then in another portion of my day, tasks that would take 60 minutes are done in about 40…
It’s not that I’ve gotten better at the tasks. Its that through meditation and carrying that practice with me throughout the day, I’ve been able to focus better than I ever have previously and not be distracted in an increasingly distraction filled world.
Have you tried meditation?
What has been your experience with it if you have? Leave a comment down below. If you haven’t tried meditation yet, there’s a really great app that provides guided meditation.
If you haven’t tried meditation yet, there’s a really great app that provides guided meditation. It’s called Headspace. This is the app that I personally use to help me meditate and I use it daily. They offer different themes including a “basics” one which I tried initially and it really helped ease me into the idea of meditation. It started off with 3-minute sessions and it allows you to select the amount of time you’d like to spend meditating. At the time, 3 minutes seemed like an eternity to me. Now I’m barely warmed up with 3 minutes… it’s kind of like physical exercise in that regard.
Anyway, give it a shot and let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment down below.
If you’d like to check out my progress thus far, check out the 5 minute video up at the top of the page.
You may also want to check out Beth Marconi’s post on meditation for some additional info.