Monday, January 24, 2011

Increased Productivity... by Doing Nothing !?!

Want to be more productive?  Try doing nothing for 2 minutes.  It is not as easy as it sounds.

I found this website (click here) to be an interesting experience... similar to a Buddhist meditation.  All you have to do is "nothing"... just listen to the sounds of the waves and look at the nice picture of the water and sunset (or is it a sunrise?).  Don't think about what you need to do next.  If the waves and picture are not enough to calm your mind, try focusing on the sensations of your breathing... in.... out ... repeat.

How can this make you more productive? 
By focusing your mind on "nothing" (or actually the sound of the waves or the picture in front of you), you take it out of "reaction mode" and gain more control over where you place your attention.  It also helps you to relax when you notice something causing stress in your body.

Try it !  (And see if you aren't more productive when you go back to work)

Now... GET BACK TO WORK !   :)

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