my gift to you
What's the Big Idea for 2014?
Finding Focus - and Training Your Attention.
It's the most important thing in your life.
Why is ATTENTION the most important thing in your life? Because it's at the basis of everything you do — your work, your relationships, your learning, your leadership. Yet your attention is under seige. Cognitive overload, and the accompanying effects of anxiety, forgetfulness, missed deadlines, lost personal and family time, mental exhaustion, and your ability to stay emotionally connected and get deeply involved in life, are being affected every single day.
If you're like me, you have no time off these days. You're turned on constantly. Sure, technology is a value and it enables you. But it's dangerous and delusional to deny that this all-pervasive obsession with continuously being connected to computer devices and cell phones, isn't making you more anxious, stressed-out, depressed, sleep-deprived, maybe even a little less self-aware — and certainly, less focused.
The challenges of stress, engagement, and recovery are the same for everyone. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are from, the continuous urgency, endless distractions, and technological lures are undermining your ability to live and perform at your best. Your attention is being constantly disrupted.
Ultimately, attention is personal. So when facing the truth in dealing with your ability to pay attention and to focus, you're going to have to deal with the most fundamental relationship you have — the relationship you have with yourself.
What if you could take some time right now to give yourself your full attention? How would that make you feel?
"Attention Training" is at the cutting edge of neuroscience. It's the key to helping you focus on what matters now. Nurturing your attention is easier than you think. Even something as simple as paying attention to your breathing is highly effective. That's why some of the most powerful techniques for finding your focus come from the ancient healing traditions.
TRY THIS simple movement and breathing practice called, "FINDING FOCUS" It's a sneak peek at a series geared towards helping you develop deep and sustained attention, now, and through the rest of your life.
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Bija Bennett is a poet, performer, philospher, and athlete of the inner self — and an outstanding communicator who is able to convey the tenets of mind-body health in remarkably accessible and engaging ways. An internationally renowned yoga therapist with a Master's Degree in Dance, she is the author of Emotional Yoga (Simon and Schuster) and Breathing into Life (HarperCollins). Bija created YogaAway, LLC for the hospitality and spa industries, and has worked closely with Deepak Chopra, M.D. treating thousands of patients at his ayurvedic health center and co-leading his seminars around the world. She is currently at work on "The Dad Project," an art and film project featuring consecrated conversations between fathers and daughters.
This simple movement and breathing practice promotes concentration, clarity of mind, and the ability to sustain your attention without distraction, leaving you calm, focused, and alert.
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