Businessmanagementdaily.com recently posted a list of tips using yoga techniques to help productivity. It's something I can definitely relate to as I sit at my desk on a Friday afternoon. It's also a fabulous lesson in applying yoga to everyday life.
1. Drill your attention into the present moment.
People mostly accomplish this through meditation, but you can get
pretty close just by doing one thing at a time and focusing your full
attention on it.
2. Turn an everyday occurrence, like walking down stairs or crossing a street, into a reminder to concentrate on this moment and think about what you're doing.
3. Breathe deeply a few times right before you go to sleep and when you wake up. Feel the oxygen spreading to your legs and brain.
4. Instead of drumming your fingers as you wait for a meeting to start, observe yourself and see how your thoughts and emotions affect your body.
5. Slow down.
I think the world would be a much better place if more offices encouraged their employees to slow down, breathe deeper, and live in the present moment. If it makes us more productive, that's just icing on the cake.
What do you do to stay focused on the present at work?