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In today’s post we will learn about how to improve productivity. In truth, we face this problem of running from discomfort all the time, but we just don’t normally see it happening. This is why meditation is such a great training ground for the mind, you sit there and have nothing to do but notice the mind running from the discomfort of the present moment. Over and over. And in time, you learn how to work with this.
So suggest you use your important tasks as meditation training, so that you’ll learn to work with the discomfort that arises.
- Pick one important task you really should get done today.
- Clear space in front of you to do this task. Close the browser, or all browser tabs except the one you need to deal with this. Shut off the phone, clear everything else away, focus your mind on this one task.
- Sit there and do the task.
- Watch your mind want to run.
Now you are going to do “pause training,” where instead of running from the discomfort, you pause. Breathe. Turn your attention to this discomfort, it might be fear, frustration, uncertainty, self-doubt, tiredness. Drop your story about this discomfort, and just notice how it feels physically, in your body. Where is this feeling of discomfort located? What quality does it have? You’ll notice that the discomfort actually doesn’t feel that bad, even though you habitually want to run from it. It’s just energy. It’s not actually good or bad, but just energy that’s in your body, one that you normally don’t want to have and normally judge as “bad.”
Try this pause training for yourself. It won’t work to just read about it, you have to work with it. Get to know it, become intimate with it. Come back tomorrow and we will discuss about some tips on improving productivity. Till then here’s a post on barriers to productivity > https://empress2inspire.blog/2021/02/24/daily-dose-of-living-55/