One of the tools I use in my own life and in my consultation practice for small businesses is meditation. I have found that helping myself and people take time to relax, clear out the monkey mind, and get focused even for just a few minutes a day creates a stronger more energized day. An issue I have had over the years is being walked in on just as I'm trying to close my eyes and meet my inner self. Awkward.
I created a simple door hanger to hang on the door knob, kind of like the sock on the door, but hopefully a little less frat boy. If you are starting out your meditation practice you can print out this free door hanger that will alert your lovely family that you are taking a few moments for you.
Curious if meditation would work for you? Wonder why it matters if you are running a business? Not sure what the deal is with all the fuss about meditation? Wondering, as a Christian, Hindu or Muslim if you can meditate? I'll start answering those questions over the next few weeks.
For now, download your free file and set aside 5 minutes each morning somewhere in your home that you can sit and center yourself. You don't have to get fancy or say any special words. Set your timer on your phone for 5 minutes. Get comfortable on the floor, chair, couch, bed, wherever you can sit easily and close your eyes. Breath normally and as your breath goes in, say in and as your breath goes out, say out. That is it. When your mind wanders, because it will, just go remember what you were doing and say in and out as your breathe. When the timer rings, give yourself a moment to open your eyes and go about the rest of your days.
Start there. It is that easy. More about why it matters to your health, relationships, and your business over the next several weeks.
Until then download the door sign and spend 5 minutes with yourself. Download Free Meditation Door Hanger