Andy Puddicombe: 5 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Him

Andy Puddicombe is a teacher of meditation, a public speaker and an author. He is also the co-founder, with Richard Pierson of the company Headspace. Headspace is a digital health company that provides guided meditation training and mindfulness for its users.

It was founded in 2010 and is now worth $3 billion dollars. Andy is an expert in what he does, so follow along to learn lessons on meditation and mindfulness in Andy Puddicombe: 5 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Him!

1. Meditation Brings You Fulfillment in Life

Andy believes that meditation will bring you fulfillment in life. It helps you become more aware of how you are feeling and your thoughts. When that happens you can better keep your thoughts from spiraling out of control and remain in a calm state.

This will help lessen anxiety and depression and get you more in tune with your life. So, instead of pushing away bad thoughts you can be aware of them and let them leave on their own. Meditation makes you more aware of each moment, particularly those periods that you struggle with the most. This will help you better attack them head on and have more peace of mind in your life.

2. Meditation will Help Improve Your Relationships with Others

To build off of the previous lesson, meditation will also help build your relationships with others. Once you are more aware of your own thoughts and life, it will help you more when dealing with others.

You will now be more aware of their thoughts and feelings which will help you understand them better. Once you understand someone better your relationship and bond will be stronger. This can help you with any partner, friend or family member.

3. You Only Need 10 Minutes

All you need to start your meditation journey is 10 minutes, nothing more. You just have to give everything to that 10 minutes. For example: for 10 minutes just focus on your body from head to toe and continue to bring your focus back when you feel your body and brain thinking about different things. (Find out how you can also extend both your physical and immune system strength in just 10 minutes per day each.)

Just 10 minutes of straight focus will bring a positive impact to your day and your overall wellbeing. It will set the tone for your day and week. From now on when you wake up, try to devote just 10 minutes to yourself and your body.

4. Set Reasonable Expectations

You can’t expect meditation to solve all of your problems right away. You need to give it time and set reasonable expectations when you begin. The key to long lasting results is not suppressing all of your negative emotions. It is to feel them and be aware that they are there and let them leave on their own terms.

Don’t try to get rid of negative emotions right away when you aren’t ready, they’ll come back stronger. Andy’s example: Think of your thoughts as a car on a busy highway. Instead of jumping in the middle of the road to stop the cars, just observe them and let them pass. If you set these reasonable expectations to your meditation practice you will become more successful.

5. The Brain Physically Changes When you Meditate

Andy describes that meditation actually changes your brain’s size and shape. Below is a video on the science behind how your brain changes when you meditate.

Andy Puddicombe started out as a Buddhist monk and has come a long way to becoming the co-founder and owner of a multi-billion dollar company based on his meditation and mindfulness lifestyle. He has led millions down the path of fulfillment and peaceful existence and continues to gain more followers.

If you would like to learn more about Andy, you can read his book The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, or download his app Headspace. In just 10 minutes a day it can help you find peace and happiness. So, have you found your headspace? Do you meditate? Let us know in the comments below and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter & Instagram

Teresa Marinaccio

Teresa Marinaccio is a 23 year-old recent marketing graduate from Clemson University. She is passionate about being happy, healthy and living life to the fullest. She has played sports her entire life and exercises daily as an essential part of her daily routine. Her favorite exercises are walking outdoors and lifting weights. She believes that being your healthiest self will allow you to be the best version of yourself and you can help others get there as well!

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