I’ve read so much about the benefits of mindfulness and being present lately. But disappointingly much of the discussion seems to be about the benefit for the individual.
Those benefits are all around slowing down and reducing stress.
But what would happen if we practiced that act of mindfulness with someone else?
So when they started to talk, we stilled our minds, and focused on nothing else but trying to understand them.
No finishing sentences.
No thinking of how we’re going to respond.
We simply shut up and let the other person express themselves in whatever way they needed to, until they needed to finish. [click to continue…]
I’ve been running a theme on this blog for the past few months about the importance of wellbeing at work.
As someone who used to get up only once from her seat during the day, and who now bounds out of bed into the pool, I speak like an annoying ex-smoker.
I used to do all sorts of things to trick my mind into getting me into the pool, like telling myself I could get out after 10 or so laps.
Then after I was in the pool, I would tell myself “well now that I’m in the water, I might as well continue.”
Now I don’t need to that stuff.
Having started the dunking habit, I find if I don’t do it, I miss it.
The trick really was, just to get started.
If you’re feeling stressed and think you need a break from work to kick start a positive habit, then I urge you to check out my colleague, Michael Norton’s event Tree Change. [click to continue…]
I have a confession to make.
I am in the last few days of my 30 day blog challenge and I missed posting.
I missed posting as I went on the 3 lost children bush walk with a bunch of happy hikers, from a Meet-Up group.
Check out more about this walk here on this award winning blog about bush walking.
Then I came home with a massive energy high, ate 3 bowls of pasta and fell asleep on the couch.
So instead of talking about careers, I thought I’d share a few of the sights I spotted along the way. [click to continue…]