Sounds like some things I need to check out. . .
1. Getting up, ideally a few minutes before my alarm, and feeling energized and ready to start the day.
2. Doing some yoga poses in the morning
3. Eating healthy foods out of habit, for the enjoyment of healthy things, and feeling nourished and satisfied by them.
4. No longer craving foods laden with toxins
5. Feeling at peace, taking time out to relax and meditate
6. Being able to go through life calmly, bringing a sense of composure to each situation
7. Not feeling a sense of dread when I zip my jeans; Knowing that my body is healthy, capable, and beautifully vital
8. Being able to run a 5k on the fly because I’m good enough shape that it’s no sweat
9. Enjoying shopping for clothes because I know the body I have is the one I want to keep
10. Surrounding myself with great people who inspire…
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Mindfulness is the new black. It is an effective mental technique, borrowed from the two thousand year old Buddhist contemplative practice and adapted to suit non-religious contexts, including board rooms, corporations, hospitals, schools and sports teams.
It is a practice that supports the capacity to stay focussed on what you are doing as you are doing it, a powerful antidote to the distractible nature of the mind and the information-rich digital world. When practised regularly, it can bring more calm and effectiveness into everyday life, reducing stress and enhancing capacity.
Google has now trained over one thousand of its employees in mindfulness, recognising it’s capacity to improve wellbeing and innovation in the work place.
It is initially practiced through meditation, but can also be applied to daily activities such as eating, walking or working. It is simply the discipline of noticing…
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