Four Reasons Why You Should Meditate As A High Performer
Meditation and mindfulness are being used by many of the world’s highest achievers these days because it helps them stay at the top of their game and gives them the competitive edge!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a high performing athlete, a corporate executive, a thought leader, a coach, an entrepreneur, in the performing arts, or someone who just wants to be the absolute best version of yourself, when it comes to high performance, the exact same principles apply and it’s all about balance.
Imagine finding that perfect balance of feeling fully energised, fully present, and finding absolute clarity in everything you do—while still remaining calm, centered and focused every day. This is what’s called operating in your peak performance!
The best business leaders and high achievers in the world have the ability to remain calm under extreme pressure, are good communicators, make clear decisions and they inspire others.
Here are some of our top reasons why every high performer should practice mindfulness and meditation:
1) It helps you sleep better
Let’s face it, without a good nights sleep how can you be performing at your best the following day? One of the greatest things about initiating a regular meditation practice is that it helps get a restful night’s sleep. A short meditation practice and some journaling will help you settle that racing mind so you can be fresh and ready to take on the competition in the morning.
2) It improves your focus
Your ability to stay focused will determine whether you win or lose a game, close that big deal, or forge long-lasting relationships. It also helps you perform in a state of peak performance throughout your day. Meditation has been shown to increase states of focus within the brain, it trains your “attention muscle” to stay on task and remain focused for longer periods of time.
3) It makes you more resilient
Meditation helps you detach yourself from the negative thoughts and distractions that keep you from achieving your goals. To be a high performer, you need to be resilient to all sorts of situations. There is no smooth road to success and failure can be your best learning experience. This builds resilience and helps you keep striving towards your big goals and dreams.
4) It helps you overcome fear and anxiety
Meditation has been shown to reduce reactivity in the fear centre of the brain, known as the amygdala, even when you’re not meditating. Fears and anxiety can hijack your mind from accessing the present moment and performing at your best. A mindfulness practice can really help you to remain calm and focused on that upcoming big event instead of getting anxious about it.
There are a million more reasons to practice some sort of meditation and mindfulness practice to help you operate at your best everyday. Give it a try yourself and see how it benefits your performance and overall wellbeing everyday.