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Meditation for Developers

_ishiniavindya profile image Ishini Avindya ・3 min read

Today, Meditation has become a major topic that everyone pay their attention. Developers always look for their improvement. This article will show you what meditation is and how meditation helps developers.

What Is Meditation ?

Meditation is a practice originated in Asia. It was used initially practiced by Buddhist Monks for their journey to enlightenment. But now it is widely spread over the world. Nonetheless, Meditation is a technique for training your mind as exercises for fitness training your body. Meditation is not just for monks and hippies. It is for all of us. Mediation plays a major role in training minds though it was mostly used by monks for ages.

“Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

How Meditation Helps Developers

There are several factors that developers concern about.

1.Concentration
2.Productivity
3.Zero Stress Levels

Concentration

Concentration is a important factor for developers as they are working with their brain. Once they lose concentration, it will be a mess. Concentrating on a specific thing is not that easy. That is where meditation helps:Concentration Meditation.

Concentration meditation is focusing on something for a period of time you choose for meditation. This entails following breathe, chanting a single word: manthra, counting beads of a neckless/mala calmly, staring at a candle flame, listening only to a repetitive Gong and staring at any object you like. As focusing/ concentrating the mind is challenging, beginners might meditate for minutes and continue meditating for hours. Although concentrating is challenging, once you practice, you will love it! In concentration meditation, you have to continuously focus on an object or anything you choose. As your mind tries to get away from it, you have to refocus on your chosen object/sound. Unwanted thoughts might come into your mind; you have to let them go away, do not grant permission them to meet your conscious/subconscious mind. Do not let your mind meander. You might fail - that is okay. Start again and this incessant procedure improves your ability of concentration.

You can meditate wherever you are. You can meditate anywhere, when you feel that you are getting distracted and feel stressed, try Meditation. You can definitely concentrate yourself through it. It does not matter whether you are standing, sitting, walking and sleeping.

Productivity

Developers need to improve productivity. For that purpose they follow lots of strategies. Among them, Meditation is a major strategy. Meditation helps to improve productivity as well as it helps developers to work hours and hours without getting bored.

Zero Stress Levels

Meditation also reduces stress levels,that leads you to improve productivity. Most of the people are stressed and they lose their productivity. It helps you to live a healthy life. Productivity could be improved with a healthy life; Health is Wealth.

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Michael

Well said!

I found meditation helping me a lot, especially when it comes to social anxiety and stress.

What I found very helpful were the online courses on freemeditation.com/ , which I pick up again every now and then when I feel like it.

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Ishini Avindya Author

Glad to hear that you gain beniftes from meditation Michael. Meditation is the best cure for anxiety and stress. Thank you for commenting and sharing links through your personal experiences; so others also can gain benifites from meditation.

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Stefanos Kouroupis

Judging from my environment, the only devs that I would actually suggest meditation are the ones with an urgent need to reduce their productivity, work hours, get rid of their micro management obsession and so on.

I've always seen being a dev as something fun and enjoyable without stress or anxiety.

Now if your work environment has too much stress in the air and you are desperate to relax, I would probably look for a different environment.

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Ishini Avindya Author

It depends on the developer. You may be right from your environment Stefanos. Meditation for developers does not mean meditating for hours. Concentration Meditation is all about concentration. Concentration is important for developers. Meditating for 5-10 minutes will be more than enough:so, it will not be a waste of time. As you said, working environment does affect. Adjusting it for a fine way is beneficial too.
As people are different from each other, meditation is a great method for developers who find difficulties as I mentioned in the article.

Thank you very much for commenting.

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Ishini Avindya Author

Dear developers, do you use meditation? How meditation helps you?

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Filipe

Hey, congrat for your post!
Yeah, I've been doing meditation for some months, it's helping me a lot to control my impulses and be more relax.

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Ishini Avindya Author

Glad to hear! Keep it up. Meditation helps a lot!