How to start meditating and why you should do it - with Josh Schmidt
#137 - Life and meditation coach Josh Schmidt explains the benefits of meditation, how to start a mediation practice and ways to fit meditation into a busy schedule.What you'll learn[1:45] How meditation helped Josh sleep as a child.[2:45] What made Josh combine meditation with yoga.[4:34] The practical nature of meditation that Josh teaches.[6:11] What meditation is and why it’s helpful.[9:09] The benefits of meditation and how they can be measured.[12:32] The difference between mindfulness mediation and mantra meditation.[14:49] The possibility of separating meditation and religion.[16:59] How to make spiritual terms accessible to atheists.[20:03] The difference between guided meditation and self-practice.[24:04] What meditation classes involve and the two principles of meditation.[29:24] Why people quit meditation after a short time.[33:00] How to find the right meditation teacher for you.[36:10] How much time you should spend meditating each day.[39:24] What to do if you don’t have time to meditate.[42:36] How to quickly improve your meditation practice.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Episode 131: How to be more mindful at work and stop your internal chatter - with Angel Shannon of Seva Health GroupSam HarrisHeadspaceCalmInsight Timer (where you can check out Josh’s guided meditations)For the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career? Know you need a change but don't really know where to start? Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.