4 Mindfulness Meditation Hacks To Manage Monkey Mind

The mind is tricky. But you can take charge of your mind. If you don’t, it can take charge of you! These 4 tips can really make a difference! Enjoy this article Angela and I wrote a couple of years ago for Huffington Post.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/4-mindfulness-meditation-hacks-for-managing-monkey_us_57e906e7e4b09f67131e4a9c

Denial is Dangerous

Whether in the workplace, community, or family system, denial is dangerous. As an executive coach, psychotherapist, and corporate consultant, I have witnessed dire consequences when denial is at play, even death. In Mindfulness Training, the opposite of denial is acceptance, and acceptance is defined as “having the willingness and courage to see clearly.” Clarity takes courage because it often requires having a voice, taking an action, or making a change. This is uncomfortable for many. It’s inconvenient. And the people around you may not like it or understand it. When you galvanize the courage and willingness to see things clearly – yourself, others, situations – you step into your personal power. You build your internal strength and resilience. You are in alignment with your highest and best self. Invest in becoming your best self!

Practice the Pause

Sometimes, the first impulse is erroneous. Ever sent a text, an email or made a phone call impulsively only to realize that you made a serious mistake? Mindfulness is not about inaction.  But Mindfulness teaches you to slow down to make skillful responses. Consciously pausing before acting can make a tremendous difference in the results you reap. Just taking a few brief breaths may be enough. Where can you build in brief pauses throughout your day today?