A few years ago I attended a conference presentation by Dr Adam Fraser, a psychologist. He talked about working with elite athletes who trained hard, and rested well so that they could perform again the next day. He used that analogy for people working in high performance workplaces, suggesting we all need rest to be able to keep on performing our jobs. Do you get enough rest?
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
~ Viktor Frankl
Are you interested in being the best person you can be? Well that probably means having constant change in the spirit of continuous improvement. Do I hear you groan? Personal change is hard. Have you been leading a changeless life? Here are some ideas that might move you into action.
In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
In the busyness of the world we live in, multi-tasking can become the norm. With so many distractions available to us – emails that ping, text messages that ding – it is easy to be lured into it unwittingly. How do you stave off the multi-tasking lures?
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
~ Dalai Lama
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
~ Lao Tzu
Stress is part of life. Sometimes it is a force for good – being functional, keeping us challenged and engaged. Most times when people talk about stress, it is the dysfunctional kind. Chronic stress is the most debilitating, creeping up on us as we try to “cope”.