Is meditation accessible for entrepreneurs at home?
If your idea of meditation is a bald monk in orange robes sitting on a mountain top somewhere in the Himalayan mountains, then this article is written especially for you! Many preconceived notions about meditation make it seem as though for us westerners meditation is something inaccessible or even impossible to practice correctly in our busy, modern world. Of course that is absolutely not the case.
In fact, the opposite is true. It's a lot more rewarding to meditate after a busy day at work, for example, and quite literally feel the stress, anxiety and tension in your body and mind wash away in a matter of minutes. Especially if you're an online entrepreneur or have an online bussiness, your options for meditation at home are endless.
So how should you properly meditate at home as an entrepreneur or someone with a busy schedule in general? Let's explore this together.
How to start a meditation practice at home as an entrepreneur
Strictly speaking, meditation doesn't require anything but your own body and mind, and a healthy dose of patience and perseverance. However, it's important to have the right setup in place at home if you're going to be meditating there on a daily basis. Let's take a quick look at what you might need in order to become a successful entrepreneur not only in business, but also in meditation.
The most important thing is to find a place in your home where you will be meditating daily. This doesn't neccesarily have to be the same place all the time. Some people find a change of scenery a pleasant diversion, others like to stick to the same spot all the time, myself included. In any case, you will have to decide on at least one place in your home where you will be meditating.
If you're an online business owner or entrepreneur, my advice would be to meditate in an entirely different room from the one you work in. Otherwise, you might subconsciously start to associate work with meditation, and vice versa. Make sure to find a room where you will not be distracted for the duration of your meditation sessions. This is really important.
Also, the room should have a comfortable chair, sofa or carpet in it on which you will be meditating. Depending on your personal preference, you will have to make sure that your meditation room is equipped with the right infrastructure to ensure a correct meditation position both for your mind and your physical body.
If you are someone who meditates well without back support, you could look into buying a meditation cussion. These come in all sizes and colors, and with many different prints, but the important thing to note is that they are comfortable and big enough for you to sit on for long durations. If you want my personal recommendation, take a look at these meditation cushions.
If you want to meditate on the floor and don't want to invest in a meditation cushion, you could also simply stack some large pillows on top of each other if that works for you!
A proper, sustainable meditation habit at home
Once you have figured out where you will be meditating, and how you will be seated, the next and arguably most important thing is your meditation plan. Your plan can be rather elaborate or pretty concise, depending on personal preference. It can be in your head or you can write it down somewhere. No matter the case, it should definitely include the following:
- How often you will be meditating
- How long you will be meditating for
- When you will be meditating
- Which type of meditation you will practice at home
My personal recommendations for beginners are to start out by doing breath awareness meditation first thing in the morning, daily or every other day for 5-10 minutes. Do this for 2 weeks to a month and then slowly increase the minutes per day you meditate from 10 to 15 or even 20 if that's comfortable for you, as well as the amount of sessions from one to two, the first being right after you wake up and the second before you go to sleep at night.
This would make a great meditation habit for any online entrepreneur or business professional looking to benefit from meditation while on a tight schedule.
Staying on track with your solo meditation habit
If you are indeed an online business owner or online entrepreneur, and you work from home, then you have undoubtedly built a great amount of self-discipline over the years. After all, you have no boss to tell you what to do and when to do it. Heck, that is probably one of the reasons you became an entrepreneur in the first place. This does of course come with the personal responsibilty of managing your own time and schedule, and making sure your work gets done on time. This is no different for your new meditation habit: If you want this work, you will have to prioritize it.
If you want this work, you will have to prioritize it.
That's really what it boils down to. Not always easy, but oh so worth it. Go ahead, try it out and let me know how it went! If you want me to personally guide you on your meditation journey to make sure you are going about this correctly, and not wasting your valuable time and effort on the wrong things, then why don't you jump on a quick, free call with me here. I will help you jumpstart your journey into the meditation world and let you know about some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
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Thomas V is the founder and executive coach of Thomas V coaching and has been meditating practically his whole life, although he only got serious around the age of 16. He is a fully certified meditation coach and practitioner. He is now on a mission to get as many people, mainly busy entrepreneurs, to meditate too, and enjoy the endless benefits it provides for body, mind and soul. By applying a science-based approach to meditation, Thomas can ensure amazing results for his clients, time and time again. If you would also like to enjoy the benefits of a well thought-out, science-based meditation habit, feel free to schedule a free video call here.