I’m excited to share six short excerpts from my recent “Transcending Procrastination” talk at EastWest Bookstore in Mountain View, California.
The talk was about how you can use mindfulness and spiritual practices, like meditation and yoga, to stay focused and motivated in your work. The turnout was great, and EastWest is one of my favorite bookstores, so I was very pleased to do this engagement. I’ll explain what each of the excerpts is about below:
In Part 1, I explain how I got into incorporating mindfulness practices into my job, and teaching that work to others:
In Part 2, I discuss why it’s important to develop motivation and focus on the inside, in addition to having an organized workspace:
In Part 3, I discuss how we normally deal with disruptive thoughts and feelings that come up in our work — pushing them away or running from them. I offer a healthier, less stressful option: allowing those inner experiences to be, just as they are, until they pass away:
In Part 4, I talk about how mindfulness practices can help us stimulate our creativity when we’re feeling mentally blocked:
In Part 5, I explain how getting accustomed to more silence in our lives can help our concentration and productivity in our work:
In Part 6, I explain how taking a step back and looking at the bigger reason why you’re doing the task you’re working on can be a great source of motivation and focus:
In Other News: I Deleted My Last Post
For those of you who noticed the mysterious disappearance of my previous post, “A Meditation for Exercise Pain,” I deleted it because I decided, on further examination, that it did not meet the ruthless quality control standards of this site. I hope this didn’t cause too much confusion or any international incidents.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the videos and I look forward to your feedback!