Lots of people think that mindfulness is a new age fad. Others treat it as a buzzword. But mindfulness techniques are being used by CEOs, athletes and other high performers to calm their minds and skyrocket their performance. They can help you step up your performance too!
The Need for Mindfulness
With the pressures and stresses of everyday life, it sometimes is hard to feel motivated. This lack of motivation can get in your way and prevent you from accomplishing even the simplest task. This is where mindfulness can help. By focusing your awareness on the current moment, you improve your mindset. This helps you motivate yourself to get things done.
Three Mindfulness Techniques to Boost Your Performance
Here are three mindfulness techniques that will boost your performance:
1. Practice Breathing
Practicing your breathing is the easiest way to tap into the power of mindfulness. All that you need to do is sit still and focus on your breathing. Pay attention to your breath as it goes in and out of your lungs. Don’t force or push it. Just focus and observe it.
When thoughts creep into your mind and begin to distract you, don’t worry. Acknowledge your thoughts, and go back to focusing on your breathing.
Practice for a few minutes every day. Your goal should be to do this exercise for about 15 minutes daily.
As you do this exercise you’ll immediately experience a feeling of calm. You’ll also feel a heightened awareness of your feelings and thoughts. Using this calm awareness, you will be able to get yourself to power through the tasks before you. This will skyrocket your productivity.
2. Use Everyday Events to Trigger Mindfulness
You can use everyday events to trigger practicing mindfulness techniques. You can be mindful when your phone rings. Take a deep breath to focus your mind before answering the call. Then, as you speak to the other person, completely focus on what they are saying.
You can use the start of a meeting as a mindfulness trigger. This trigger can be to stay focused on what you’re doing, right now. You can practice this mindfulness technique stopped at a red light. This practice helps you to bring yourself into the moment.
3. Take a Nature Break
This mindfulness technique will not only improve your productivity, it will help you to become a better person. Make it a regular practice to take a walk in your garden or in a park. Anywhere in nature will do.
Observe your surroundings. Immerse yourself in the environment. Resist the using any electronic device. Mindfully pay attention to all of the sounds you hear. When you enjoy nature this way you’ll come back energized and ready to take on any job.
Start Using These Mindfulness Techniques to Skyrocket Your Performance Today
All of these mindfulness techniques are easy to do. They don’t take a lot of time and they will actually give you more time as a result of the productivity they bring you.
Use the wonderful tools to be happy, calm, and centered in any situation. Let them help you improve your overall quality of life.
Ready to become the master of your own thoughts? Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in mindfulness, Modern Mindfulness is sure to have something for you. Pick up a copy and get ready to cultivate inner peace and clarity!