Anita Cheung - Moment Meditation

March 21, 2018 0 Comments

Anita Cheung - Moment Meditation

Meet Anita, co-founder and brand director of Moment Meditation, a meditation studio and members' club dedicated to finding more calm, focus, and happiness. Anita understands the struggle of finding the balance between a full inbox and enlightenment. She strives to push the boundaries of meditation to assimilate it into modern day living.
 
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS? 
 
Meditation was instrumental in overcoming some mental health struggles in my early 20's. I thought I was being too "emotional" or "crazy" before seeing a therapist, who diagnosed me with depression. I can remember being in the thick of it all, body numb, and thinking to myself "I really, really, hope that no one else feels this way.". I wanted to share the practice with others in hopes that they too, could feel a little better and a little more connected to themselves and others.
 

 WHAT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE THAT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED DURING THIS JOURNEY? 

Finding balance and not slipping into old habits of all work and no play. When you make your own schedule, it's easy to pack it full. Then, you begin to lay on the self-guilt when you are feeling like you aren't making moves or being productive. I'll be the first to admit that I'm totally shit at doing nothing (which is why I have a meditation studio to hold me accountable). Any minute is an opportunity for work, but it's equally as important to be disciplined in making time for rest. More breaks, fewer breakdowns.
 
HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THIS STRUGGLE? OR ARE YOU STILL WORKING ON IT? 
 
Literally, scheduling in time to rest, haha! I treat rest like having a meeting with myself. Another way is to be realistic as to what I can accomplish in a day, without feeling rushed or stressed. I used to schedule 8 different tasks along with 5 meetings, and realized I was rushing through the day trying to get everything done rather than enjoying each day as it was. (Tip: meetings are work too!). Nowadays, I have 2-3 focus items for the day and they can be smaller tasks like "schedule social media for next month" or bigger tasks like "brainstorm sales strategy for upcoming event". 
 
WHAT IS THE GREATEST LESSON THAT YOU'D SHARE TO SOMEONE WHO IS STARTING THEIR BUSINESS? 
 
Know what the greater purpose is. There will come a time when things aren't going to be fun and shit gets hard; you'll wonder why you started - know the answer to that. That way, you can get re-connected to your fire and remember why you decided to start this in the first place. 
 

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