Summer and your beach body are gone. Although, this might be a good analogy for being mentally fit as well. We are all familiar with the foundation principle of neuroscience, use it or lose it. Let’s see what you would be doing at the ‘gym’ for mental exercise.
Start with a look in the ‘mirror’ and critically assess where there might be a few ‘extra pounds, a bulge here, or a sag over there’. Now that the painful part is over, let’s build a plan for conditioning. And, remember, it does not happen overnight. Start with:
Focused Attention Begin by moving from 3 seconds per webpage and 3 minute reading to more dedicated concentration without the obsessive distractions of our devices and ‘trending’.
Benefit Information becomes knowledge for deeper analysis, and improved decision-making.
Stress You do not have to look in the ‘mirror’, you can feel it; in the neck and in the attitude. Many industrial businesses start each meeting with a safety minute. Today, many businesses start meetings with a mindful minute. How can you start your own mental conditioning plan?
Benefit Feeling stronger with noticeable improvements in health, attitude, and productivity.
Our intent is a reminder of what we probably already know, yet often do not do. Grab a good book and a latte; and, enjoy the personal benefits and business rewards of the ‘workout’.