Where are you right now? Are you driving while your mind is back in your last conversation or thinking about the one you plan to have later? Are you typing an email while your attention is focused on the conversation in the next cubicle? Are you working on a report while imagining how heavy traffic will be on the drive home tonight?
What are you focused on? Is your body in one place and your energy and attention in another? Or are you fully present – mind, body and emotions all in one place?
To get your body, mind and emotions all in the same place, at the same time, use the simple technique of breathing mindfully. Slow down for a few minutes and notice your in-breath and out-breath. Instantly, you’ll feel more present, centered and peaceful, enabling greater creativity and productivity.