Monday, January 4, 2016

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

I have stumble upon a very good article, which I totally agreed. To be productive, we need to focus instead of multitask. The number one challenge in focusing is our mindful of stuff, emotions and random thoughts. One must learn to clear your mind to gain the focus we need for productivity. This article from HBR reinforce my view.

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could approach each meeting with a fresh perspective. But in order to do that, you first need to put down the baggage you carried in from all your previous meetings. You can do it. And you can do it in just six seconds.


This skill is used by some of the world’s best athletes. For example, I once asked tennis superstar Novak Djokovic about it, and he confirmed that the mental technique has game-changing consequences (literally, for him). The ability to reset and calm the body and mind in mere seconds is how athletes like Djokovic sustain high performance for extended periods.