Darn I just wrote a blog post that then it disappeared. Spent 1 hour writing then pht it was gone after clicking publish. So this is a repeat. I originally complained that I hadn’t posted as much as I wanted to or as much as I did in January.
I questioned whether I was being mindless in not paying attention to my not writing. Then while writing I began to realise the benefits of mindlessness, if that is what I was doing. Indeed I talked of the benefits of being mindless and how we could use our mindless moments for learning and teaching ourselves about what the triggers for relapse in our behavioural change efforts were. It could also help us in noticing what the toxins are that make us revert to auto pilot reactions when under stress.
However If I really pay attention to how much I have meditated this year and this month I think I would judge my mindfulness efforts more kindly. Indeed I have paid full attention. My insight timer records show that I’ve so far conducted 6 hours 33 minutes of meditation this year.
And below are my results for Feb so far.
|Feb 12 2014||35||Guided Meditation|
|Feb 08 2014||15||Guided Meditation|
|Feb 07 2014||10||Guided Meditation|
|Feb 06 2014||20||Guided Meditation|
|Feb 05 2014||5||Guided Meditation|
How you can be mindful of your mindfulness
Well it wont be the first time you hear me say this but in order to notice that you are being mindless, you need to practice mindfulness. My caveat is that practising mindfulness doesn’t necessarily remove mindlessness from your life. Not at all. Instead what mindfulness practice does is help you recoil, retreat or withdraw more easily and perhaps more quickly from your mindlessness.
Business Management or Leadership
All of us could do with noticing our mindlessness as it could help provide better focus on our triggers. In this case it was clear to see occasions of overwork, self-sacrifice, too much screen time and not taking a break. These elements are typical of entrepreneurial behaviour. So as a result I might prescribe reflection on mindlessness in order to highlight where the triggers are and use mindfulness practice to help persons retreat from their mindless business behaviours.