By Tuula Fai on May 15, 2015
Technology change is moving at warp speed. And we high tech professionals have to keep pace. So here are three tips for stayed centered as you enjoy the wild ride of innovation!
Tip 1: Tame Your Monkey Mind
Do you sometimes have too many thoughts running through your head? Try practicing a mini mind-break called ‘silence, stillness, space.1’ Sit quietly, breathe and feel the space within and around you. That’s all there is to it. Then, when you do your next task, you’ll be more centered and effective.
Tip 2: Five Senses are Better than One
Have you ever gotten so wrapped up in your work that you lost awareness of your surroundings? Pretty much everyone has. To recharge, take a quick break and use your five senses. Look around you, listen to the sounds and feel your feet on the ground. If you have a cup of coffee, take a sip and enjoy its aroma and taste. Your senses will bring you back to the present.
Tip 3: The Giving Me2
Our lives are so busy it can be tough to find time for self-care. But it’s essential to keep our creative juices flowing! So spend 5-10 minutes a day doing something just for you—a nature walk, a good meal, a belly laugh. Equally important is doing something for others. And we get opportunities to be of service all the time. So give your colleague a compliment or donate to someone in need.
And know that you’re in good company. Google starts its meetings with a moment of mindfulness, as featured in 60 minutes. The Wisdom 2.0 Conference was so successful, it’s become an annual tradition for mindful tech moguls like LinkedIn CEO and Oracle customer Jeff Weiner.
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