A few years back, when the weather wasn’t conducive for playing kubb outside, I started a mindful meditation practice. It quickly provided me much the same mind calming benefit indoors as kubb does outdoors.
After steadily building a daily practice for about a year, my schedule shifted, my priorities shifted. Today my practice is much less frequent.
In fact, my practice is currently a bi-weekly guided meditation class at my neighborhood gym.
Though I can (and have) successfully maintained my practice solo – having an appointment involving other people at a specific time suddenly makes it An Important Meeting.
There’s the added benefit of a yogi focused on keeping it fresh through a new technique or suggestion.
I always leave refreshed, more centered, and more proactive.
It’s easy to allow each day to bleed into the next. Easy to commute into work on Monday and commute home on Friday without knowing quite sure what happened in-between. You probably replied to some emails and sat in some meetings.
But what did you accomplish?
It’s not that you or anyone else is disappointed in your work. You’re actually moving things forward quite nicely.
It’s just that it you feel like you’re only reacting, just putting out fires, never moving the big, important work forward. Never quite being able to work on the most exciting projects, or solving the most irritating problems. Always feeling behind – not to mention running late. Or, not quite sure where to best apply your energy.
In working with the most ambitious, creative, and driven professionals, I’ve found they continually struggle with two things;
– blocking off time for planning their work (and keeping that commitment to themselves) and
– ensuring all their most important commitments have an appropriate place on their calendar within the next two weeks.
If there was one key technique, one key habit providing the benefits of the How To Use a Calendar program in concentrated form it would be The Guided Bi-Weekly Preview.
Once you sign up, I’ll contact you to schedule four recurring 50-minute sessions on your calendar – enough to install your calendar practice and giving you the confidence to continue on your own.