by Jen Sellers
Here’s a Mindful Leadership practice for you – a nine-breath mind-clearing exercise. Use it between activities, as you leave one activity behind and prepare for the next, for example, between email and a meeting, between one phone call and another, between a conversation and working on a project.
You can be sitting or standing, and as you gain experience with it, you can even be moving from place to place. This practice takes only a few minutes to learn and a few seconds to do. Listen to the exercise here.
And that’s it! Try this mind-clearing as many times as you can remember throughout your day. If occasionally you don’t feel you have time for nine breaths, try three…or one! You can take these instructions as a starting point and modify the exercise in any way that fits for you. Experiment with the practice and notice, both gently and objectively, what effects it has for you. And please share with us what you learn!
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Tags: executive coaching, Leadership, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Practice