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7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology

7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Technology is here to stay. Why not embrace it and use it to raise our levels of presence? We can do this by tuning into our breath, our feelings and bodily sensations. This lets us know how we are relating to technology in the moment.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:10 AM

(From the article): Here are seven ways you can practice mindfulness with your technology platforms. Try these practices as an experiment to raise your own awareness. Refrain from judging yourself or being too harsh about how these practices work for you. These exercises are intended to raise awareness by simply being aware.

Wise Leader™'s comment, January 16, 2013 7:57 AM
Some great practices to help ensure our technological gadgets serve us rather than the other way round.
Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:14 PM

Technology can be an anxiety-producing energy depending on our approach. How we discipline ourselves and think about the daily onslaught of e-mail, voicemail, and text messages impacts how much we are truly connected or disconnected in our life. Mindfulness practices recommended in this article are very practical and impacts the quality of connections between people and their capacity to feel seen, heard and valued. 

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Taking a Mindful Approach to Technology

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The South Africans have a beautiful philosophy called Ubuntu, which translates as "I am what I am because of who we all are." This is a perfect way to think about the way a brain develops, influenced by its surrounding people and experiences.

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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes

Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment. There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:

 

1)      an empty mind

2)      non-reactivity

3)      permissive attention"

 

Read the article to gain insights on the three keys to mindful leadership coaching.


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How To Kill A Thought (In A Good Way): More On Mindfulness - Forbes

How To Kill A Thought (In A Good Way): More On Mindfulness - Forbes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
We all have thoughts we can’t seem to snuff out. Here’s how to outwit your brain and quiet the chatter.

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

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Why sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best business move you can make.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:06 AM

(from the article): Too often as leaders we tend to hold on, hold in, and hold back. Whether it's "holding onto" our jobs, our prestige, our paychecks; "holding back" our views, concerns and suggestions; or "holding in" our frustrations, inspirations and ideas--at work our bias toward "holding" can have a singularly blinding effect on how we skillfully engage challenges. Letting go, on the other hand, of our fixed mindsets, discursiveness, opinions, emotional habits and much more, can provide vital perspective in effectively leading a team, an enterprise, or a life.

 

And what happens when we exercise this muscle of "letting go" in conducting daily business? We become agile.

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:10 AM

Insightful article. Great thought here:

 

"This gesture of "letting go" of our internal gossip, while simple, is also a highly concentrated gesture of leadership agility. Like ballet dancers rehearsing a demi-plié or an acrobat practicing a handstand pirouette over and over again, here in mindfulness awareness meditation we, too, are exercising core muscles of basic human wisdom and agility."

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The Six Secrets of Self-Control - Forbes

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"The dreaded Krispy Kreme... (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What is it about self-control that makes it so difficult to rely on? Self-control is a skill we all possess (honest); yet we tend to give ourselves little credit for it."

 

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"With this success/failure dichotomy in mind, I give you six strategies for self-control that come straight from new research conducted at Florida State University. Some are obvious, others counter intuitive, but all will help you eliminate those pesky failures and ensure your efforts to boost your willpower are successful enough to keep you headed in the right direction for achieving your goals." 


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10 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Brain While You Work

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"In my last column, I wrote about how I lead groups of volunteers to work with the Kenyan Children Foundation in Africa, and how we all return home exhausted but with our brains refreshed and renewed...."

 

10 great tips included in the article. Many can be wrapped in mindful practices. 


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Working with mindfulness

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"Can you be a success in the world of business and still be mindful? What exactly does it mean to be "mindful" anyway? According to Mirabai Bush, one of the creators of a mindfulness course developed..."

 

Tips include:

 

Accept your co-workers.

Challenge yourself.

Practice mindful emailing.

Learn to let go of your fears.

 

Read more details on each in the article.

 


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