Have you seen all the stuff about mindfulness and meditation out there? How could you miss it? Are you sick of hearing about it? Yeah, me too. I, probably like you, have been hearing about how great meditation is for a few years. And there are mountains of scientific data to back it up.
It reduces blood pressure, increases concentration which then increases productivity, improves sleep and energy. Meditators are calmer, more collected and tolerant and less prone to emotional outbursts, so they get along with others better, be it a spouse, children, friends, or coworkers. And the list goes on.
Who doesn’t want all those things? I do. But I can’t seem to do it. And when I suggest it to patients, they don’t want to do it either. Some roll their eyes, others flat out refuse, and the rest give me a weak, “Okay I’ll try”, but we both know their not going to. And what can I say? I don’t do it either.
At first, my excuse was I don’t have time, which is ridiculous. Of course, I have time. Who doesn’t have an extra 15-20 minutes? I spend at least that amount of time procrastinating on the various essential tasks of my day. [Read more…] about Sick of hearing about mindfulness and meditation? Me too.