It’s easy to splinter your attention, to be partially present instead of your best self. A quick way to reset yourself with full focus and attention is to take “purposeful pauses.” I cover 3 different methods to train your brain and improve your disposition by taking charge of your attention.
- If you're watching a movie at home and need a break,…you can pause it, chat with friends, take a walk,…then come back when you're ready to continue the movie,…or you can pause the movie then…guess what's gonna happen next.…You can envision different outcomes,…maybe even better ones than were about to happen.…Sometimes life imitates movies,…and in this case, it's a great mindfulness technique.…Throughout the day, you can press pause…for a little while and mindfully reset yourself…before you press play on your day to refresh yourself,…get back on track, or make things even better.…
Janice Marturano has a great phrase for this.…She calls them purposeful pauses.…They can be quick, creative, even fun.…Here's an example we'll call first bite.…Now we all eat, but most of us,…most of the time, don't eat mindfully.…A quick way to reset yourself to come back…to the current moment with full focus and attention…is to take the first bite of every meal with mindfulness.…Look closely at that first bite of whatever you're eating.…
UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Every technique is confirmed by research and validated in practice to give you results for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt, and for increasing confidence, peak performance, and connection with others.
- The fundamentals of mindfulness and practicing mindful meditation
- Dealing with unwelcome experiences, such as stress, fear, and self-doubt
- Strengthening your connection with others
- Mindfulness for peak performance
- Practicing mindful leadership