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Mindfulness is defined as paying attention and being fully in the moment.  Multi-tasking cannot be included in this definition, as most people cannot fully focus on more than one thing at a time.  The influence of technology in our fast paced world has often caused the problem of lack of focus on a particular task.  This has translated into the modern workplace, especially those who are not used to the fastest paced technology. Those used to it, mostly millennials, often inadvertently miss important details. In our modern often chaotic world, frustration levels rise quickly, giving way to stress and anger.  Impatience and frustration often go hand-in-hand.  A workplace culture of mindfulness, geared to all generations and cultures can be beneficial to all.

Another tool that is helpful in focusing as well as to reduce stress and anger is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as tapping.  It is recognized in the field of Energy Psychology and has become globally popular.  The physical tapping on meridian points releases cortisol, a stress hormone and sends serotonin – a feel good hormone – to the section of the brain dealing with emotions, the amygdala. Most of us are not born with the recommended amount of serotonin for optimal functioning and it may be found as an ingredient in some anti-depressants.

Here are a few additional tips to help focus in the workplace:

  • Stay on task by not reading emails throughout the day; have two specific times to check and designate some to be addressed at a future time
  • Keep cell phone sound off
  • Take frequent stretch breaks, being “mindful of physical toll of computer and phones.
  • Keep a “worry list” to address late afternoon each day for ten minutes.

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balanceandpower-logo-sized (1) If you’re tired of feeling angry, frustrated and/or too stressed ( by personal assessment) here is  great news!:  Research has proven that we  can retrain ourselves, break old patterns and create – change our neurological wiring- without medication.  If you are already taking meds, (it is indicated for some chemical inbalances)  that’s fine- you can feel even better and happier!

The biggest factor for successful personal development is being motivated and having a strong intention to make changes.  Did you know that depression has a lot to do with suppressed anger (conscious and subconscious), and that when anger /stress/frustration  cortisol and adrenaline is properly channeled through exercise, Yoga, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping) and meditative-relaxation techniques  the feel good hormones of  endorphins and serotonin kick in and are sent to the section of your brain that deals with emotions and the fear response, the amygdalia.

Do you or someone you know need extra motivation, guidance and strategies to combat anger, frustration, stress and want be more empowered, happier, more productive and successful?  I conduct one-one and group sessions in Long Island and via telephone-Skype, as well as on site at your location.  You may contact me for a FREE CONSULT.  I am a  Certified Anger Specialist (accepted by US court system for court mandates), EFT Practitioner and former Biofeedback Therapist and personal trainer-yoga instructor, integrating mind-body modalities into my coaching and classes as indicated.

Let’s be interactive on this blog! Thank you all 🙂 xoxo

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I’ve been feline challenged the last few weeks after we brought an 8 month old “rescue cat” Butterscotch home to reside with our 3 year old Suki- who is a “special needs” cat I’m sure..we thought it could “perk” him up.
Well- be careful what u wish for~ and Suki yowled & hissed everytime B. walked into the room, spending his days under a low lying coach in our den,
even staying there when I my coaching clients sit on it!  So we devised a “screen door” with a latch for B to stay at night in my office with all his stuff  while Suki took care of his food needs etc and had the rest of the house to himself.
Day by day Suki is getting used to B, but still hissing.  Today, while they were lying dopwn within ia few feet of each other, I sat on the floor and EFT’d S.  Wow~ he totally calmed down and then trancelike fell asleep.

Steve & I went to see “Inception” at the movies- and when we returned 4 hours late- they were both asleep in the same positions~
After dinner, they both came into my office and I did more EFT  on Suki,
placing him on my lap at the computer & the desk looking out the window.  B’s been in & out and Suki is sleeping on my desk.  Amen!

I want them to be in peaceful coexistence for all of us- and-so that I’ll feel comfortable going away for the weekend with Steve in a few weeks- and to Europe end of September.  My neighbor will be stopping in- I think I’ll teach her EFT in case there’s a problem..

Find out more about EFT  that sends serotonin to the amygdalia and releases fear:  http://www.balanceandpower.com/eft.php

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