TOTW: Practice mindfulness
I hope this email finds you well and you are ready for the new month.
Here is your tip of the week
“Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume.”
To help you with this, practice mindfulness. “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” It helps you accomplish more things at work and enjoy more of your personal life.
Here is a good mindfulness exercise for you to practice this week.
Listen when people speak
How much of what others say do you think really gets through? How often do you find yourself consumed with thoughts or seeking distraction while someone else is speaking? Listening is a great anchor to mindfulness. Whenever you're in conversation, aim to pay closer attention, make eye contact, and ask questions to fully take in what the speaker is saying. You’ll gain more insights and form a deeper bond.
In coaching this practice is a cornerstone to our client’s successes, and I believe it can make your week more productive.
Give it a go and let me know if it has an impact on your week. Remember; “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” Amit Ray
Have a great week
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Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.