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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?

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Legendary119
Good Citizen
International Business Development Manager
I pray, which is about the same.ย 
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+1
Enterprise Sales Lead
Prayer over here, too (though let's be honest not nearly as often as I should)
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
true
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Senior Account Executive
I pray...but it's not the same @Legendary119. Praying is a two-way conversation. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
southernfriedsales
Catalyst
+6
Senior Director of New Business
True Christian, I see you there ;)
Incognito
Politicker
+4
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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
Politicker
+4
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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VAServe
Good Citizen
Sr. Director, Global
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I think it's worth a shot
Incognito
Politicker
+4
Master of Disaster
If corporate pays for it, do it!!!
jefe
Old School Bravo
Sales Director
My mind is similar, and I've found meditation really helpful. I use Headspace, daily so I'd say go for it.
Ace
Arsonist
+6
CEO
Does sometimes count?
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I thought headspace was great after using it this morning and I have no experienceย 
Incognito
Politicker
+4
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
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
Check out the book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris.
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
will do
VKN_Salespreuner
Politicker
+6
Regional Sales Manager
Surely!. Thanks for the suggestion
funcoupons
WR Officer
+10
Sales Advisor
No, but I've been meaning to start.
Coffeesforclosers
Celebrated Contributor
+10
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
Good Citizen
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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
Opinionated
+3
Sales Leader
My 40 Minute train ride listening to a Sales Podcast is my meditation.
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I feel that podcasts are awesome
saygrace
Catalyst
+4
Sales Executive
I try to
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Same I need to do it more, but always feel great when I take the time!
jefe
Old School Bravo
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.
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RedLightning
Opinionated
+2
AE
I have friends who have done it and like it. I do yoga and that's been great to reset myself
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Yoga is goated
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
It keeps my energy levels high plus controlledย 
Mo
Moose
Good Citizen
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
Catalyst
+3
BDR
No but I have had so many people tell me to try it to help with anxiety/focus issues
SADNES5
Politicker
+5
Business Development
Mindfulness actually helps me close deals, and take the "personal" away from the profesh.ย 
YOTPO
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Always wanted to try it out but never know where to start. Probably overthinking it. lol
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Yea take 5 minutes to try it. What have you got to lose?
YOTPO
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Exactly. Might add it into the morning routine before kicking the day off!
Makarium
Good Citizen
Sdr
Definitively
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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southernfriedsales
Catalyst
+6
Senior Director of New Business
Running, or just jogging. That's when I feel most present.ย 
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Agreed I love me a good run :)
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
+8
Consultant
I occasionally space out for 15 minutes at a time, which is the same.
Chep
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
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
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Yoga is so incredible
Lambda
Opinionated
+2
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 
VKN_Salespreuner
Politicker
+6
Regional Sales Manager
Make a habit of praying daily, that helps :-)
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