Fear arises in everyone. When it does, you might get thrown off your game. You might end up wasting inordinate amounts of time, energy and even money. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Realize most fears never come true. Mindfulness teaches you to lean back out of the fear stories instead of fusing with them. My executive coaching clients who practice courage enjoy great success! The return on investment when you take risks and stretch out of your comfort zone is immense.
Regret can sideline forward progress. Replaying the what if’s, the woulda/coulda’s, and the if only’s is simply a waste of time and energy. Mindfulness calls you to forgive past unskillful, unproductive behavior. Being mindful means letting go of the past and making fresh, skillful choices in the present. Today is a new day, now is a new moment!
Are you busy or are you being productive? Mindful performance starts with silence and stillness. The results are calm, clarity and effective focus. Might you be even more productive if you started your day mindfully?
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The breath is essential to life. And a calm breath is essential to defusing stress in a direct, immediate way. When stress arises, and it will, lean back and slowly breathe in through your nose and into your belly. Let the exhale be slow and gentle. After just a few short rounds, a relaxation response occurs which will enable you to feel better, think more clearly and respond skillfully. If your stress level is particularly intense, begin to slowly lengthen each exhale. This simple mindfulness technique allows you to shift how you are feeling, even if the source of the stress remains the same!