• Alan

Productivity - A lesson from Meditation

Updated: Oct 11, 2018

I had a long conversation last week with an American Coach who has done a lot of work researching and publishing on meditation . At one point in the conversation he described meditation in a formula. meditation = relaxation + focus . It got me thinking about times when I'm at my most creative and / or productive . creative productivity = relaxation + focus . There is a lot of evidence to back this up . Our brain waves change from beta waves to alpha waves when at a more relaxed state. That creative idea in the shower is a good example! Human Beings are naturally much more creative when our brain is in alpha wave state versus beta wave state. We also don't have the impact of cortisol rushing through our bodies to deal with ( which is usually a good thing :D) So ……. In a culture of ever increasing demands on our time and expectations of our productivity we can choose to follow the example of meditation, practice mastering relaxation and focus and be rewarded with better well being and greater creative productivity.

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