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Being fully engaged in the present is liberating. Mindfulness switches your brain from autopilot to full sensory childlike wonder. This shift in consciousness frees you to live in the eternal moment of now.
Declare “I Am Being Mindful” and consider this quote: “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Being mindful includes observing yourself without any judgment. When you see yourself from your soul’s perspective you will allow thoughts to come and go, emotions to rise and fall away, and you’ll calmly respond to what’s happening rather than react mindlessly.
Mindlessness causes stress and anxiety. This happens when the mind is jumping around from the past to the future; not paying attention to the what’s going on in the present. Develop mindfulness and you’ll turn off the stress response, activate the relaxation response, and return to...
When you meet high challenges with high skills, you enter a state of flow. This is where time stands still through the power of full engagement. You’re focused, you know what to do, you have the skills to do it, and you feel happy.
Declare “I Am Entering a Flow State” and reflect on this quote: “To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.” – Bertrand Russell
To challenge yourself physically, set a goal that matches your skills. While fully engaged in the challenge you will hit your peak performance state when you merge with the experience, lose yourself, everything feels right, and moving your body becomes effortless.
Engage in a creative task that requires your intense focus, clarity, and concentration. In this case the task is intrinsically rewarding. You will be creating for the pure joy of creating something new.
Being in a flow state raises productivity and creativity. It means setting...
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