… a few thoughts I’ve shared lately from Dubbo, NSW to Port Hedland, WA at THE HEADSPACE OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS AND COMMUNICATORS events. And resources I’ve mentioned – see links below…
LIVING ON AUTOPILOT
While we love the idea of autopilot when it comes to our offices and other systems, it’s generally not useful in terms of our thinking. Left alone, on autopilot, the brain tends toward the negative. Worry, fear and all kinds of anxieties sneak in. We need to be AWARE of our thinking before we can change it. Denying the presence of negative thoughts doesn’t eliminate them, but awareness, self honesty and RESPONDING by letting go of the negative thoughts is essential. Respond by letting go, and choosing to focus on something more empowering. This Creates Change. Even in the moment. Park your frustration, disappointment, worry etc. on paper. Just name the emotion that’s attached to what you’re weighed down with – write it down in a word or three. Scrunch up the paper and toss it in the bin (or shredder) and choose the focus you want. Happiness, calm, clarity, confidence – write that down too. (no need to toss this one.)
Play a song that puts a skip in your step. In the Headspace Of Effective Leaders & Communicators event in Port Hedland recently I played “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and “Walking On Sunshine” as examples :) I don’t think there was anyone in the room who didn’t have a smile on their face.
These are some of the videos and resources I’ve been sharing lately… check them out, make notes of the points that stand out to you.
Dr Jeffery Schwartz, author The Mind and the Brain, and You are Not Your Brain… speaking on his work with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Healthy Mind Platter is another gem I’ve been sharing – and contemplating myself… click Healthy Mind Platter and see how you can support your brain health.
And for more brain health – Dr Jessica Payne, Cognitive Neuroscientist.
Dr Payne was one of the Neuroscientists presenting at the Neuroleadership Summit in Sydney recently… which is another extraordinary story. I have too many right now :)
I hope you enjoy these resources and use them to make a difference in your own life and the lives of those around you.
Cheering you on,