Many people underestimate the power of meditation and can view it as a fad, however, it’s not just trendy hippies who practice meditation, many business owners swear by meditation to help them become a better leader. For example, Rick Goings, CEO of Tupperware who says: “It’s a practice that not only burns off stress but gives me fresh eyes to clarify what’s really going on and what really matters.”
Here are some reasons why you should take some time out to do a bit of meditation:
It improves your clarity
An effective leader is one that can view the whole picture and get things moving in the right direction and that needs clarity. They need to focus on the things that truly matter and through regular meditation you can achieve this level of focus.
It enhances your creativity
It’s been said that your “eureka” moments happen when you are in a more relaxed state of mind and this is when we come up with our biggest breakthroughs and insights. Meditation encourages divergent thinking which is a key component of creativity.
It makes you healthier
If your health isn’t up to scratch, this can definitely get in the way of you becoming a successful leader. With meditating, your immunity is boosted and your blood pressure is reduced, helping you to keep in tip top shape!
It encourages decision making
When you’re a business owner, making important (and sometimes difficult) decisions happens on a regular basis. Those who have been meditating over a long a period of time are more likely to undergo increased “gyrification” – a process that increases the brain’s ability to process information and make decisions.