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Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Listening to Anxiety

Jane* is a 30-year-old woman with anxiety. She says she wants the thoughts to “go away” and she would prefer to not take medications. She’s tried a …

Mindfulness

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Emotional Intelligence

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

Management

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to succumb to enthusiastic hyperbole; one HR …

Mindfulness

10 Tips to Master Your Time as a Business Owner | Inc.com

If you had a superpower, what would it be?<p>I'm sure that some of you would answer super-strength, you could fly, or maybe even invisibility. But if you're like most of us, realistically, I think we would all enjoy the ability to master time.<p>Thankfully, you don't have to be a member of The Avengers …

Time Management

Testosterone, Body Composition, and Sex

A Doctor's Guide<p>Dave Can't Get It Up<p>Dave is a lifter. He's healthier than the average Westerner and he does most things right when it comes to …

Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion

A Nobel Prize winner and a leading behavioral economist offer common sense and counterintuitive insights on performance, collaboration, and …

How Yoga Turns You Superhuman or Just Less Freaked Out About Life

In the spring of 1970, the Indian yogi Swami Rama wanted to convince Western scientists of the power of yoga, so he submitted himself for study. He …

4 Types of Team Meetings You Need to Cancel Now

Holding a productive meeting is an art -- one few business leaders have mastered.<p>Holding a productive meeting is an art. Unfortunately, it's one few business leaders have mastered. Instead of thinking of team meetings as exciting brainstorming sessions or collaborative ways to solve problems, …

Time Management

Leverage OneNote in your company by using it to manage projects: an intro

Keeping projects under control and on track is critical to the successful business. Although all businesses have projects, not every business has …

Project Management

The Ultimate Way to Increase Motivation, According to Neuroscience

Igniting your passion is easier than you think.<p>Motivation is the key to success for many aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>It's one thing to enjoy the idea of something, but actually achieving your goals takes a reservoir of motivation. Whether you're an entrepreneur, small business owner, or someone looking …

Motivation

Why The Best Leaders Have Conviction

Conviction in a leader is an incredibly valuable yet increasingly rare trait. It's in short supply because our brains are wired to overreact to uncertainty with fear. As uncertainty increases, the brain shifts control over to the limbic system, the place where emotions, such as anxiety and panic, …

Self-improvement

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

Mindfulness

101 Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live By

“Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it.”– The BuddhaMindfulness practice , at its foundation, is …

Mindfulness

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice

Satan, in Milton's <i>Paradise Lost,</i> declares that the mind "can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." Meditation confronts the hell of worry, anxiety, anger, boredom, jealousy, depression and the general unsettledness that is such a large part of being human. Tortured by our own minds like no …

Meditation

Does Meditation Really Work? Part II: The Evidence

Can the value of meditation be measured? The scientific evidence at this point is mixed. But there is unequivocal endorsement from many practitioners. How does it all add up?<p><b>Does it work: The scientific evidence</b><p>Starting with the science, the most comprehensive research study to date is a …

Meditation

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

Mindfulness

How Meditation Can Help Anxiety

MeditatingFear is a negative emotion, unless you’re facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. And the usefulness of fear is minimal in daily …

Mindfulness

Nine Myths About Being Organized That Keep You Surrounded In Clutter

Being organized doesn’t mean being perfect. Let go of these common misconceptions about organization and you can live a better life.<p>Organized. The word alone can make you feel inadequate. But the reason it’s so intimidating isn’t because it’s hard; more likely, it’s because we don’t understand what …

Minimalism

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …

Fitness

52 Mind-Blowing Quotes About Meditation

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Productivity

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares thoughts on corporate culture, decision-making and failure

It may not be<p>Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, butAmazon.comChief ExecutiveJeff Bezos' annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.<p>Two years ago, for instance, Bezos shared in his letter that …

Everyday Mindfulness for OCD and other Anxiety Disorders

Ocean Meditation - Mindfulness for Anxiety, Fear, Hurt, Sadness

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