I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything... no Digibabble... OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status.
Stop running around, stop trying to return every email in your in box immediately, stop cramming too much stuff into too few hours in the day. Sit down, shut up, and most importantly, be glad.
Dialogue, both internal and external, has been crucial to my evolution as an actor and as a person. But nothing is foolproof. I have repeatedly had to inspire it within myself, and I hope I can do the same for you.
Every job carries a certain -- even healthy -- level of stress. A little bit can motivate you, but a lot can wreak havoc on your health. And since you spend so much of your time at work, you're likely experiencing a lot of your stress there, too.
Summer is a great excuse for all kids to unplug and go outside and play, jump in a lake or a pool or just sit around and get bored. Boredom is the best fuel for creativity.
After being away from America for so many years, living another pace of life in the center of Italy, we forgot the speed, busyness, and intensely mental nature of our culture.
Many people are learning the wisdom to take time off and disconnect from everything that has attached itself to body, mind, and soul. Once away from i...
The stress epidemic has gone uncontested for too long. We can change that by becoming a nation of first responders, creating a social movement of people who reach out when someone is in need, who talk and listen, not look the other way, who can be Stress Lookouts and Disrupters.
Your device isn't evil in and of itself. But it can run roughshod over you if you let it. Here are some strategies to keep your phone, tablet, laptop, and everything else from wrecking your mood and your day.
In silence we can concentrate, spend time in the availability of our heart, and be in reservoirs of light. Even our dreams at night can point to this light.
Your device isn't evil unto itself, of course. But the more you can become aware of your own habits and the effect your screen time is having on you, the more in control of your attention you can be.
Your stress response -- at work, or anywhere else -- is determined not by what happens out there, but by how you respond to it. Which is why having a sense of purpose, connection, and strong relationships can boost your resilience no matter what's going on.
In the past, technological culture-changers like the telephone and electricity took a long time to produce and cultures had more time to absorb and contemplate their impact. Now, things are changing so fast that we have little time to contemplate and absorb their impact.
As we go through the aging process and experience grief and loss, and as friends and family pass on, the need for connection to extended family, friends, community, and to all of humanity, becomes even more important. Being connective means being ready to connect.
Stress is always the forgotten health hazard, with no social or political constituency to champion it. Let's make stress prevention a normal, covered service and insure that everyone has the tools to avoid adaptation to self-destruction.
So, should we have fun in business? I think so. All research points to happy employees being productive employees. I haven't seen any research that specifically looks at the amount of laughter emanating from corporate offices, though.
Now in the healing process, and as an advocate for managing work stress in a conscious way, I wanted to share a few lessons that I learned. First, work-life flexibility and acceptance are the greatest keys moving forward when sudden acute health care issues arise.
Despite productivity levels reaching an all-time high, morale is flagging and more and more people are just going through the motions. There are fewer people doing more work which leads to fewer breaks, longer hours and less sleep.
With all the thinking go on, what chance does our heart have to breathe, feel, and experience life, no less make contact with our significant others? The crowded mind makes for an overcrowded heart with little room for ourselves and less room for anyone else.
A company is only as healthy as its employees. Mindfulness creates healthier and happier workers, healthier and happier people. As I state in my seminars, mindfulness at work isn't just a work skill or a life skill -- it is a new way of existing.