Our lives are getting busier. We do more, we think more and time always seems to be in short supply. Contemplating sitting down for an hour to meditate seems – on the face of it – like a waste of precious time.
But the fact is, meditation creates a flow of energy that enables you to do more with less stress, which is an essential tool for those leading busy, demanding, challenging lives.
- Monday mornings without the anxiety that you might not make it to work on time.
- Increased patience when you're feeling tired and short on energy.
- More energy to face challenging times of extra work and family problems.
- Being able to hit the pillow and instantly fall asleep without your mind racing from one thought to another.
- A more happier, more productive, healthier you.
Taking the time out for meditation has a positive knock-on effect on productivity and health. Meditation reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn creates a spacious, calm frame of mind with which to take on a busy life. Imagine that, being able to get more done while being less stressed.
Don't Be a Victim of Stress
You've heard the saying, “Stress is a killer”; well it's not just a saying. For years studies have been proving the correlation between stress and serious illness, and the following statistics taken from the American Psychological Association don't bode well for our wellbeing.
|Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress||77 %|
|Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress||73 %|
|Feel they are living with extreme stress||33 %|
|Feel their stress has increased over the past five years||48 %|
|Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress||76 %|
|Reported lying awake at night due to stress||48 %|
Source: American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress, NY
As you can see, we're pretty stressed out, and it's affecting our health. As well as serious illness such as heart disease and cancer, stress is responsible for everyday ailments such as headaches, fatigue, upset stomach, muscle tension, dizziness, a decrease in sex drive and change in appetite.
The top causes of stress in the US are as follows. What category do you fall into?
|Job Pressure||Co-Worker Tension, Bosses, Work Overload|
|Money||Loss of Job, Reduced Retirement, Medical Expenses|
|Health||Health Crisis, Terminal or Chronic Illness|
|Relationships||Divorce, Death of Spouse, Arguments with Friends, Loneliness|
|Poor Nutrition||Inadequate Nutrition, Caffeine, Processed Foods, Refined Sugars|
|Media Overload||Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking|
|Sleep Deprivation||Inability to release adrenaline and other stress hormones|
Still Don't Have Time for Meditation…No Worries!
You're probably thinking that regardless of the health threats, you still don't have the time for meditation, and moreover, you don't have the time to learn.
Well, the good news is that thanks to science you don't have to learn to meditate in the traditional way anymore to reap the benefits.
Meditation is for everyone these days, not just travellers and those still stuck in the 70's. Thanks to binaural beats technology, you can enjoy the same benefits as meditation, with minimal effort.
This brain entrainment technology is able to target specific brain states and promote different states of being.
For example, if you feel anxious and need to chill out before a big meeting, you would simply put on a pair of headphones and press play on an a recording designed to release anxiety and calm the mind.
This technology surpasses guided meditation recordings in that it induces the required brain state without the need for traditional meditation practice, however, meditators still use binaural beats tracks to induce faster, deeper meditative states.
It is also advisable to listen to binaural recordings while relaxing, in order to give the brain a platform conducive to best-practice entrainment.
Many hypnosis recordings also use binaural beats underneath subliminal messaging to assist in taking the patient into faster, deeper hypnosis, and medicine is also taking advantage of Theta state recordings to treat depression and anxiety and behavioral problems.
In Summary: Advantages of Meditation
- Reduced stress
- Clearer thinking
- Increased productivity
- Heightened creativity
- Better memory
- Better sleep
- Overall happier disposition and better wellbeing
If you don't have time for traditional meditation classes, but would like to try an on-the-go solution that will holistically reduce stress and increase your productivity; give binaural beats meditation a try today.