Why Badass Bitches Meditate Every Single Day

I've noticed that meditating is all of a sudden this huge fad craze and let me just say I am STOKED about that! Meditation used to, and probably still does to some extent, have this stigma surrounding it that it was for disillusional hippies or for pagan religions and blah blah blah. Let me first just say every religious text mentions meditation, every prophet meditated, and YOU SHOULD TOO. Here's why....

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Badass bitches are busy AF

If I had a dollar for how many times people told me they were "too busy" to meditate I could pay for a cruise. I just want to make one thing very clear... if you are "too busy" to meditate then that means you need to meditate even more. If you don't have time to meditate for 5 minutes every day then you should be meditating for 10.

When your brain is constantly going without ever getting a break it it much less productive. Meditating puts your brain into lighting mode and allows you to get so much more done in a shorter amount of time so you're working smarter, not harder, and will eventually be less busy.

Their creativity is going to get a boost

Want to know what I do before I write a post? I meditate. If I don't, all of my thoughts from whatever I was working on earlier are still encompassing my brain and they don't allow me to just focus on writing. There's a reason why some of the most creative minds on the planet meditate daily, it gives them that edge.

And no matter what profession you're in, from sculpting to accounting you need to be creative because you need to be resourceful in order to be the best in that profession. You need to be resourceful to constantly be improving your daily habits and routine.

They're going to have more patience

Badass bitches are well-liked as I stated in my other post, How To Be A Badass Bitch Who Gets Shit Done. Well-liked people are happy people and happy people are patient people. I'm a much happier person when I'm not instantly irrated because I just got cut off in traffic. I'm a happier person when I can handle negative people because I have the patience for it. And when I'm a happier person people like me more and when people like me more it builds relationships, which builds my network, which increases my resourcefulness... you see the evolution of this right? We all know patience is a virtue so I do whatever I can to increase mine... which means meditating daily.

They're going to increase their self-awareness

Meditating helps you fine tune your intuition and this is super important because it's at the center of our decision making. "Going with your gut" is only a wise decision making technique if you're mediating. Since you're increasing your intuitive power you're also increasing your self awareness because you'll have a clear vision of what you want and you can make decisions that help you get what you want. This is again why very successful people meditate... they need to know that the decisions they are making are helping them reach their goals.

They increase motivation and will power

You know what you don't have a limited supply of? Will power. You know what's one thing that can't be taught? Motivation. You either have it or you don't. If you don't then you definitely need to meditate. If you do have it then meditating will increase your motivation and will power when your supply is running low.

To give you an example of what I mean let's use diet. I'm currently what I like to call AVAP (as vegan as possible). So when my office brings in sliders for lunch it takes will power for me to say no, especially to free food. So when I go home that night and my roommate has made chicken pot pie and offers me some I have less will power to refuse because I've used some up already. After I meditate I'm recharged and ready to focus on my goals and cook a vegan meal for myself.

You have to replenish your will power if you're trying to implement any sort of new habit, whether that be to quit smoking, or drinking, or to work out, whatever. Badass bitches have a shit ton of discipline to implement healthy habits and they get it from meditating.

How to meditate

There are so many myths around mediating that keep people from trying it. If you're more experienced I would recommend trying deeper forms of meditation as often as possible.

If you have never meditated a day in your life then start by sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and count your breaths. I always hear things like "oh but my mind won't quit racing so I can't meditate".

I want to shake them.. THAT'S WHY YOU'RE MEDITATING. It's a practice, you're not going to be perfect at it right away... I mean look at how long it took Buddha to reach enlightenment. The point of meditating is to practice mediating... so when thoughts come into your head that's a good thing it means you're a human being who can use their brain.

Once you've realized that a thought comes into your head you just think "oh not right now thought byeeeeee" and go back to listening to your breaths. Something that really helped me was to picture myself underwater, usually under a pond, and whenever a thought would come into my head I put the thought into a bubble and have it float away. I'm very visual so this works well for me.

The first time I meditated it only lasted about 2 minutes and 1 minute 30 seconds of it was spent thinking about how I was trying not to fall asleep. All you need to do is try... dedicate a certain amount of time to it every day, I recommend 10 minutes per day.

Start a timer so you don't have to keep checking a clock or worrying about falling asleep and missing something. If you fall asleep, so what? If you have to push thoughts out of your head the whole time, so what?

The point is to get a little better at it each day. Once you can sit for 5 straight minutes without having conscious thought increase the time, try different meditation techniques, learn more about it. I've been meditating every single day for 3 months and I'm just now starting to get the hang of it. My life, however, has completely shifted for the better. Ask anyone in my life and they'll tell you that I've changed so much in such a short amount of time.

But really just 5 minutes per day of giving your brain a break will make all the difference in the world.