Do you have trouble focusing on one thing for any length of time? You’re not alone – in today’s crazy-busy society, we’ve become addicted to distraction. Today we’re going to show you how you can fight the urge to be always-on through establishing a mindfulness meditation habit. We talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how to do it effectively, the 10 major benefits that come from mindfulness meditation, and give you our recommended apps and tools to help you make it a habit. Whether you are a beginner or have been meditating for years, this episode will help you train your brain so it stays on what you tell it to focus on.
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- Exploring mindfulness meditation as someone who was initially resistant to the idea of doing it [2:31]
- Getting started with the simple process of meditating [7:56]
- How meditation helps you be more engaged in other things in your life [14:58]
- What to do when you’ve taken a break from meditation and want to get back into it [17:45]
- The 10 benefits of meditation [23:12]
- Why mindfulness meditation improves your mood and focus [29:22]
- How meditation makes you smarter by changing your physical brain [35:38]
- Meditation tools and apps that Mike and Brooks use [42:47]
- How to get started with a guided meditation [55:28]
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