Have you ever felt like your brain is a computer with too many tabs open? So many things are grabbing your attention, and before long, you’re all frozen up, unable to do anything.
It’s easy to live your life this way because sometimes, you don’t know any different. Busy isn’t always bad, but there’s a balance to be found in the midst of stress and stimuli.
Meditation is the key. I know the word sounds intimidating, but it’s really not! It’s a simple way to reset your mind each day and become more productive. Ironically, by taking twenty minutes to sit still, you are gaining two hours of increased productivity. Personally, I meditate each morning and night, but find the process that works best for you!
For this Five Minute Friday, I wanted to share what my friend Rich Roll has to say about meditating, accountability, and how it has helped him stayed focused and alert.
If you don’t know about my friend Rich, you’re missing out. He’s a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School and is an accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete. He’s a former entertainment attorney who has turned into a full-time wellness and plant-based nutritional advocate, motivational speaker, and father of four.
Rich has gone through his share of struggles. He battled with an alcohol addiction that ruined his life from the age of 17 to the age of 31, when he finally went to a treatment center. Most people only spend 28 days there. He ended up spending 100.
When he got out, he changed his life. He pursued a career most people would consider ideal and made a great living. The problem was, it wasn’t the life he wanted and it took a toll on him physically.
After having a brush with death in his late 30s, he began living his life for him. That’s when he became who he is today.
Meditation has been a way for Rich to take a much needed breather from the constant chaos that is his everyday life. It’s not always been easy to be consistent, but Rich has some wisdom on how to turn meditation into a habit. You don’t have to find “the perfect practice,” just like you don’t have to buy $500 running shoes to run.
Anyone can enjoy the benefits of meditation! Join me and Rich Roll on Episode 912 to learn how.