The Content Marketer’s Guide to Starting a Meditation Practice Today

The Content Marketer’s Guide to Starting a Meditation Practice Today

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  1. I also love visualization. One such exercise (which I learned from Headspace) is to imagine a ray of sunlight coming through the top of your head. As it fills each limb of your body with bright and clear sunlight, you feel anxiety and stress melt away.

    Definitely not the first one you should try, but it helped me a lot.

    • Hi Byron, I agree. Visualization is a great tool. I use it mostly associated with yoga and relaxation body scans, but I’ve occasionally used it with meditation and, like you said, it’s effective at melting (perfect word for it) stress and anxiety. Glad to hear it helped you too.

  2. I’ve been consistently meditating for the past two months. I only meditate for 3-10 minutes each day, but I can immediately see the benefits! I’ve been trying to meditate for the past two years, but never consistently. I’m more calm and patient. I used to be the exact opposite. It also has a huge effect on my productivity. Every day I am amazed as to how much I can get done in a few hours.

    • Hi Irene,
      Wow. Sounds like you are living proof of what the research says. That’s fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Inspiring!

  3. Hi Morgan,

    I didn’t think that this way.

    Although I meditate for half an hour everyday to reduce my blogging stress, I didn’t think meditation can help to be creative.

    Thanks for giving this new perspective view.


    • Hi Liton,

      Thanks! That’s cool you got a new perspective on your practice in terms of the creativity dimension.

      And I like your turn of phrase, “blogging stress”.

      I wonder if the creativity fruits of your practice will come more into view now that you’re aware of the research.

      Thanks again, Morgan

  4. Visualization and positivity, along with meditation are what seems to work with me.
    I think mental acuity is at the top of the list when it comes to being successful at anything. I’m downloading the Calm app on my iPhone now – appreciate the recommendation.

    • Hi Bob,

      Glad that Calm App recommendation is helpful.

      Yes, ideally your meditation supports your mental acuity.

      And I think it’s important, as you allude to, to find your own mix of self-care practices. There are so many out there and it takes time and experimentation to find your sweet spot. We all have to start somewhere, but it’s important to try different approaches.

      For me, it’s an ever-evolving process :-).

      Thanks again,

      PS: Another resource you might appreciate is a sound-based meditation technology called iAwake.

  5. Thanks so much for writing this for us, Morgan!

    My meditation practice has been so helpful in keeping my head where it needs to be. When I let it lapse, I can really feel the lack. It really helps to calm the distractions and let go of the gripes and whines that can take so much mental energy to pursue.

    Thanks for your generosity in sharing your expertise with our crowd. 🙂

    • Hi Sonia! I was honored that you asked. It’s my pleasure and I hope folks find the article helpful.

      I completely relate to what you’re saying. If I skip my morning practice for some reason–like maybe my toddler crashing my quiet party :-)–then I definitely pay for it later in terms of my own focus and equanimity.

      Thanks again Sonia. 🙂

  6. Hey Morgan!

    I love meditation. It helps me get through the day in a productive way.

    There are many forms of meditation. And to be honest, each one of us will find what works best for us. Meditation is about relaxing your mind, it is not about trying to “shut off” your mind because that is not possible. Whoever tells you have to shut off your thoughts in order to meditate is lying to you. It is just impossible.

    Real meditation is about learning how to live harmonically with thoughts. Meditation is about relaxing with your current thoughts and not try to get rid of them because you never will.

    I love going for long walks in nature. I don’t like brining headphones because I want to relax my mind and flow with whatever is going on there. This helps me a lot with creativity. Whenever I have writers block, I go for a 30 minute walk in nature, set my intentions to come up with killer content, come back to the office and I have more than enough ideas to get started.

    Meditation helps a lot!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers! 😀

    • Hi Freddy,
      It sounds like you’ve found a practice that really works for you. Your walking meditation sounds wonderful.
      Thanks for sharing it!

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