Wellbeing Wednesdays Episode #18

“The one about… Productivity & Presence”

This is an episode of two halves. We first answered a question from a subscriber who was struggling: “How do I move through life with ease, and stop being hijacked by my emotions?” This took us on a deep dive into the nature of the present moment, as well as what happens—and what to do—when we get overwhelmed by emotion. We then looked at the domain of productivity, when another subscriber asked: “How do I stay motivated and ‘on it’?”

Over and hour and a quarter, we explore the following topics:

  • The present moment: what it is/why it's so great/how to spend more time in it
  • Tips for “moving through life with ease”
  • Safely ignoring your resident chatterbox
  • How having a quiet mind does not make you stupid (which seems to be fear #1)
  • Amygdala hijack: what it is, how it works, and most importantly, what to do about it
  • Managing moods with a very simple traffic light analogy
  • Time: what it is, what it is not, and how we get tricked, thinking we're present, when we're not
  • Staying motivated, by knowing what truly motivates us
  • Creativity - its relation to productivity, where it comes from and what blocks it
  • Staying focused in the now, in the workplace
WBW The one about… Productivity & Presence