Showing posts with label Krista Hearty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Krista Hearty. Show all posts

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Sure-Fire Way to Relax Every Day

At the Glazer-Kennedy SuperConference in Dallas last week, I chose, for me, a different kind of break-out session to attend Friday morning. Since the conference focus is marketing, I’m usually focused on absorbing as many ideas as possible on that topic.

But this day I decided to get out of my comfort zone and attend “How to Achieve Maximum Performance by Connecting the MIND & BODY,” led by Krista Hearty of It was exactly the right program at the right time for me.

Here’s why.

Are you like me…getting into your office and jumping immediately into your work? Not taking breaks throughout the day? Ignoring your posture as you sit at your desk?

If that sounds familiar, what I learned from Krista may help you, too.

A word of caution first. Beware of saying, “I know that” if what I tell you sounds familiar. The question is, are you actually using these techniques in your everyday life?

The magic word for me that morning was BREATHING.

Yes, I do it every day throughout the day. We ALL do. It’s part of our autonomic nervous system, thank goodness. If I had to pay attention to my breath all the time, I’d never get anything done.

Yet I KNOW I’m supposed to pay attention to my breath as a way to meditate and relax, but I confess, I don’t do it often enough.

During Krista’s session, I learned how important it is for balance and health to use my breath to focus on the present moment and reduce stress. It’s amazing what taking five minutes to focus on inhaling and exhaling does for my energy and concentration.

If you tend to get busy and rush through your day, I encourage you to start dedicating just a few minutes each day to sitting quietly and letting your mind focus exclusively on your breathing.

And I recommend that you participate in a free teleclass Krista is offering this Wednesday, May 12th, at 3:00 pm Eastern, called "The #1 Business Resource You’ve Been Ignoring: How To Harness YOUR Most Unique and Powerful Asset." You can register HERE.

I promise you’ll get some practical techniques and exercises that you can start using today to bring more calmness and balance into your day.

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” 
- Alan Watts, American philosopher