6 Reasons Why Men Should Meditate

6 Reasons Why Men Should Meditate The practice will improve your work, workouts and appearance. Meditating doesn’t require you to clear your mind of all thoughts. Rather, it gives your mind permission to wander where it may. By Jake PanasevichDec. 9, 2015 | 11:47 a.m. EST+ More Just like your body needs to recover from working out, your mind needs relief from your daily routine. That way, when the time comes to exercise your mind, your thoughts and intellect will be sharp and fresh. Whether it’s work, having a conversation or simply performing daily tasks, meditation will help you bring your A-game. Here’s why: 1. Meditation boosts productivity. The common misconception among men is that when you meditate, you are meant to completely clear your mind of all thoughts. Another one is that you just sit around and think about nothing – and somehow the practice is supposed to make you more calm. How could that help with productivity? The truth is, you can’t just close your eyes and turn off your mind. You are not meant to clear all of your thoughts during meditation. Instead, a meditation practice gives your mind permission to go where it may – to not have an agenda and just have an experience. In our modern, frenetic lifestyle, we love to make mental to-do lists. Meditation gives you permission to let go of the brutally overbearing task of planning everything in your life. So, when it’s time to think critically and get work done, you are operating as efficiently as possible. 2. Meditation helps you reduce stress and tackle challenges. On the battlefield...