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Do You Meditate?

Had a buddy who also works in sales force me to meditate with him using the headspace app and it was awesome. Curious if other people have found this practice helpful to limiting stress from the job?

I meditate
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Legendary119
Praised Answer
+1
International Business Development Manager
I pray, which is about the same.ย 
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
Prayer over here, too (though let's be honest not nearly as often as I should)
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
true
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I pray...but it's not the same @Legendary119. Praying is a two-way conversation. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
southernfriedsales
Opinionated
+8
Senior AE & Business Owner
True Christian, I see you there ;)
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
I do the sleep meditation apps/podcasts etc.

I have done the focus ones, and have been meaning to do more. Thanks for the reminder!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I'm going to look into some good podcasts. Never thought about using a podcast to learn about mediation, but that's a great idea
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
spotify has some decent ones. Meditation Minis is pretty decent, as is Sleep Cove, others. Depends on what you prefer.
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JJASBE
Catalyst
+6
Sr. AE
I just got corporate access to Headspace and have been considering it... Is it really that effective?ย  I'm a skeptic, PLUS my mind moves 1,000,000 miles per hour.ย  Could an app slow that pace?
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I think it's worth a shot
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
If corporate pays for it, do it!!!
jefe
Politicker
+3
Sales Director
My mind is similar, and I've found meditation really helpful. I use Headspace, daily so I'd say go for it.
al
allenoriginal
Old School Bravo
Executive Manager
Meditation isnโ€™t really so much about slowing it as just recognizing and being at peace with it. (Then eventually it may slow down)
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Does sometimes count?
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
of course hahaha
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I started practising yoga back when I was in high school (Iโ€™m in India and thatโ€™s pretty normal). Iโ€™ve tried to meditate, but I guess I havenโ€™t given it a proper shot. Itโ€™s never worked.ย 

Anything yโ€™all suggest I try doing?
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I thought headspace was great after using it this morning and I have no experienceย 
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
I have headspace and alllll the apps. Itโ€™s not bad, but you can find all their content on Spotify and/or YouTube for free
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Check out the book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
will do
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Surely!. Thanks for the suggestion
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
No, but I've been meaning to start.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Used to often, then once a week, now every other. Aim for 20 minute sessions. I can tell when i have missed it and need it
Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
I haven't gotten into meditation, but mean to take a look at it.

I do try and stretch before bed nightly. Probably happens 3 times a week realistically though. I have a bad back, neck, hips, and generally beat up body. So, the idea is I can become more limber and will sleep easier.ย 

While I stretch I do try and clear my head. Lights are dimmed. Try and do some breathing exercises while I lock into a position for 2 minutes.ย 

So, IDK if that's really mediation, but I'm trying to find ways to relax. i grind my teeth and it's probably related to stress. Maybe it's my breathing trouble (deviated septum), maybe it's the weed.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Sounds like mediation to me. Still a newbie, but I feel like it's something that people can do on their own time at their own pace how they want
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
My 40 Minute train ride listening to a Sales Podcast is my meditation.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I feel that podcasts are awesome
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
I try to
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Same I need to do it more, but always feel great when I take the time!
jefe
Politicker
+3
Sales Director
Every day. Usually in the mornings, but sometimes before bed or a big presentation. WFH makes it easier.

Headspace is a great app.
Re
RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
I have friends who have done it and like it. I do yoga and that's been great to reset myself
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Yoga is goated
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
It keeps my energy levels high plus controlledย 
RB
RBO
Opinionated
+1
Sales Manager
Definitely worth it. I've also started practicing mindfulness with a coach. Highly recommended if you can find a good one.ย 


There's a reason pro athletes and teams spend so much on mentality coaches.
Wo
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
No but I have had so many people tell me to try it to help with anxiety/focus issues
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Mindfulness actually helps me close deals, and take the "personal" away from the profesh.ย 
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Always wanted to try it out but never know where to start. Probably overthinking it. lol
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Yea take 5 minutes to try it. What have you got to lose?
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Exactly. Might add it into the morning routine before kicking the day off!
EQSales
Good Citizen
+1
VP of Sales
"8 Minute Meditation" is a great read, easy walkthrough that builds up to 8 minutes a day, not a huge sacrifice to make considering the return. ย meditation takes time and can be frustrating but in relation to sales, is incredibly helpful with dealing with stress and processing. ย like physical exercise, it takes time and practice to see and feel the difference but even one workout will make you feel better; meditation is the same.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Thanks for the tip!
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
Yoga
Makarium
Politicker
+2
Sdr
Definitively
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
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southernfriedsales
Opinionated
+8
Senior AE & Business Owner
Running, or just jogging. That's when I feel most present.ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Agreed I love me a good run :)
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
+9
Consultant
I occasionally space out for 15 minutes at a time, which is the same.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Hahahahaha I do this all the time as well, but never considered it meditating ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
Bl
BlueShirt
Old School Bravo
BDE
I use 10% happier. Excellent book and great app as well. The book's about a news anchor who had a panic attack live on TV + found meditiation after that. Worth a read!

Meditation 1000% helps combat the negative self-talk that can be easy to slip into, especially with WFH.ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Going to get that book
Bl
BlueShirt
Old School Bravo
BDE
Definitely, it's not too long and has good laughs in it.ย 
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
I do yoga.. Extremely powerfulย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Yoga is so incredible
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
sort of, visualize in the am for 5-10 mins gets the day started
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
kinda. yoga helps me focus on my breadth and tames my thoughts about how laggard my pipeline is.ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Make a habit of praying daily, that helps :-)
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