In the last post in this series (over at Urban Monk), I talked about some yoga asanas, or poses, that can help us restore our focus and motivation as we work — without even getting up from our desks. In this article, I’ll speak more generally about how yoga helps us develop what I call [...]
Posts Tagged ‘awareness’
In an earlier post, I suggested that we can actually enjoy marketing when we’re able to tap into our natural compassion and concern for others. As I said, I think this often requires us to let go of the ways we protect ourselves from getting hurt when we interact with another person.
For example, if we’re [...]
As some of you know, in my writing on productivity, I often talk about developing a new relationship with the thoughts and feelings that come up and disrupt our focus as we’re working. Instead of using time and energy pushing those inner experiences away, I suggest that we allow them to be, just as they [...]
I’ve published a guest post at The Change Blog called “How Getting Used To Silence Can Help Your Productivity.” It’s about how developing the ability to tolerate silence helps us concentrate on our projects and get more done. I hope you find it useful and I look forward to seeing you there!
When I was ten years old, I traveled with my Dad and brother through Malibu, California, and I didn’t like it one bit. I didn’t care at all that there were massive trees, sweeping ocean views, or lizards and all other kinds of unique creatures frolicking about. What I really wanted was to get back [...]
As I enjoy writing and public speaking, and generally put a lot of importance on verbal expression, I haven’t always given my nonverbal communication the attention it deserves. Traditionally, I’ve had mixed feelings about becoming more aware of the messages my body conveys to others. On one hand, I understand how central body language is [...]
For many years, I was tormented by memories of uncomfortable events from my past. I’d find myself constantly reliving arguments I had with others, breakups of relationships, disappointments in my career, and so forth. The painful part of these memories was what I’d feel in my body as I rehashed them in my mind. I [...]
I used to go through life without really seeing or hearing much of the world around me. Instead, I was mostly seeing images and hearing sounds created by my mind. Rather than seeing what was happening in the world, I was watching mental pictures of past events from my life—usually ones I regretted, and of [...]
Recently, a friend told me she’d like to feel more optimistic. She would like to believe that the world is a fundamentally good place, and that, no matter how difficult her life may seem right now, things will work out all right in the end. But when she looks at the world, all she seems [...]