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My team had a “lunch and learn” today and the topic was Mindfulness for Professionals. The speaker was very fun to watch and had clearly researched his presentation.

The key takeaways for me were:

  • Stop multi-tasking
  • Being a good worker does not mean being “busy” all the time
  • Mindfulness and focus take work; time and dedication are key
  • It’s OK to turn off distractions (or shut the door, not answer the phone, etc.) to focus on something
  • Get back into meditation

I used to meditate every morning, back when my mornings were more relaxed. Since starting this new job my morning routine changed and I dropped meditating somewhere along the way. So today I added it into my end-of-day routine. I setup my notebook for tomorrow, answer final emails, fill in my timecard, and do a 10 minute meditation.

I’d forgotten the calm I feel after even just a short meditation.

Day 14 of #100DaysToOffload