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Why You Should Meditate Daily (As Developer)

thuhtetdev profile image Thu Htet Tun ・3 min read

Hello My Devs Friends,

About Six years ago, I started my meditation journey because of an accident of mine. Some books helped me to become meditating. It helps me a lot in my daily life.

Today, I decide to write an article about why you should meditate daily (as developer).

Let's get started.

Meditation

Simply, Meditation is awareness of yourself.
Meditation practices you to know yourself in every seconds of your life.

Why You Need Meditation

Formally, when you meditate, you have to be sitting down and focus on one thing. And Control your mind tightly. But that's misunderstanding. we need more understanding of what real meditation is.

Whenever you are sitting down or walking or lying down, it is all about being aware and stay in the present moment (second by second).

Don't control your mind tightly. Let it be flow. But keep knowing along with your current thoughts. Once you've known your are thinking about the past, drag those thoughts to the present moment. Sometimes, you may think about the future. Just aware it and drag those thoughts to the present softly.

You don't have to worry about them. It is nature that our thoughts are jumping from one place to another. In general, we have multiple of thoughts changing in every 5 minutes. Thoughts are mostly bad for us. They give us many emotional such as pain, anger, anxiety, depression and so much more. We called it the negative thoughts.
Then, thoughts become actions, Right? Your negative thoughts will make you to act unstable actions.

How do we reduce and avoid those negative thoughts and actions?
Meditation can solve those problems of our daily lives.

It is like a filter of mind. if you have awareness, You will be knowing every things of your mind. In this way, Negative thoughts are not becoming your action. On the other hand, you don't also have to think about positive thoughts so hard.

Be awareness of something in the present.
And maintain that awareness.

If you are walking, you could aware of your foot steps.
If you are sitting down, you could aware of your breathing (in and out).
If you are working, you could aware of your work.
If you are driving, you could aware that your are driving.
If you are in anger, you could aware of your angry mind.
If you are talking to someone, you could aware of listening or speaking.
Whatever you do, you can apply meditation in daily life.

That is meditation.

As a developer,
You need to relax your mind without screen time.
Also, sleeping is not the best way to reset your mind.
Sleeping and meditation are not same. They are a lot of different.
Try to clear your mind with meditation.
Only practical lesson will teach you.
So, just do it.

Bonus Tips

"To know and not to do is not yet to know"

Let me know your meditation experience in this comment section.

If you prefer to watch this content,
I also uploaded it on my YouTube Channel with nice editing.
Watch Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkLb9jqjf8o

I hope you got some awareness from this article.
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I have also plan to write about my personal experience of meditation in one of my coming articles.

See you in the next article.

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zedvas

This is a brilliant reminder. Meditation has helped me get out of my head and into my present surroundings. It's admittedly quite difficult to train my mind to be still especially when we are always moving 100mph. But it has helped me see the world differently. I am learning to truly FEEL every moment. To slow down and taste my coffee fully or to be able to stop thinking for a minute and just focus on what my fingertips are touching without rushing on to the next thought.

Meditating has helped me understand that a fast paced life does not mean a productive life. Just as we let our bodies sleep, we need to also let our minds rest.

And in terms of coding, I am slowly getting better at not getting so overwhelmed when something isn't working, but instead, being able to take a step back and pause, reset the mind, and then go back again with a fresh head.

Thank you for sharing Thu.

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for sharing your experience, Zedvas.
We've got a lot of knowledge from your well-explained comment.
Keep going on that!

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Michiel Hendriks • Edited

One thing I cannot do with meditation is clearing my mind. When I go for a walk (alone) my mind fills quickly with all kinds of things. Same thing when I go for a bike ride, or when I take a shower. This often triggers the eureka effect. (The whole point of "walking away (from your screen)")
The way I clear my mind, or at least relax my brain, is by watching simple entertainment like TV shows and movies.

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for sharing your experience, Michiel.
watching TV shows or movies is really nice for relaxing our mind.
But if you really do meditation, you can feel how it is great.

You said that when you go for a walk, your mind fills quickly with all kinds of things..right?
In this case, I would like to suggest you some if you don't mind.

In meditation, we need practice.

As example, Let's say you are a table tennis player.

if you've practiced table tennis so well, you can predict table tennis ball trajectory in every time you play in the field.

If you don't practice, it is hard to predict about the ball trajectory because it is jumping from one to another.

Same with that example, you need to practice meditation by giving its own time.
Give some time to do only meditation.
Then, practice.

Once you've passed some meditation times, you can predict what you are thinking in wherever you are.

It is just a suggestion for you from me.
But you know, sometime we need some relaxing things like watching movies or TV shows. So, keep it simple.

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George C. G. Barbosa

Excellent article. I am doing meditation daily since 2016 and it has helped me immensely.

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for sharing your meditation experience, George.
I am agree with your comment.. that's so true.

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sanju

Nice Article

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for your reply, Sanju.

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Daine Mawer

Really like this! Very insightful, thanks Thu!

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for your reply, Daine!

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Carlos Cruz

Nice article 👍

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Thanks for your reply, Carlos.

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