Try this for more focus…
When I’m leading workshops I often share a three-breath practice I learned in my teacher training with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). It’s an easy way to get present and focused. I’ve had reports from people in my classes and those I work with that this is one of the best things they do to get ready for a meeting and get great results.
I’m now experimenting with a way to gain even more benefits on a daily basis using a practice I learned from a recent Greg McKeown podcast on transforming mental clutter to clarity.
Here’s the SIYLI three-breath practice:
- First breath, notice the breath.
- Second breath, relax the body.
- Third breath, silently ask “what’s important now?”
If you think you don’t have time to meditate, I’m sure you have time for three breaths.
Greg McKeown is suggesting a daily practice of setting a timer for 6 minutes and journaling with the prompt:
- What’s important now?
- After the six minutes review the list and pick your 6 most important things
- Prioritize your list
- Write a few things that you are grateful for from the day before
I’ve been playing with this for a few days now and love the practice. I also add who should I be in touch with? to my list. This is a great way to tap into my intuition and has often led to new business. I’ve been recording my top 6 list using a note on my phone so I’ll have it in front of me during my day.
I do my gratitude practice differently. At the end of my longer morning meditations, I spend time thinking about what I am grateful for and then record three things I’m grateful for in my 5-Minute Journal.
What’s important now? Such a simple and profound question.
I hope you’ll experiment with this and let me know how it works.
And here’s a Money Mantra to use:
I trust I know and act on what’s important now
Every good wish,
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