Intentionality starts with breathing

Three simple words, three simple actions, one game changer. I recently read the book “Pause Breathe Smile” by Gary Gach. The core focus of the book deals with intentionality. To stop and focus, even just for a moment, on your breathing. It sounds simple enough but in the crazy world of notifications and their accompanying questions popping up all day long, it is easy to let our lizard brain take over and handle the automatic part of breathing for us.

You may be writing me off as a hippy at this point, but please keep reading. This is more of a mindset change than meditation practice. It starts with the simple act of paying attention to your breath and then expanding that scope to ultimately cover each action you are doing.

I know we have all sent an email to the wrong person (I can’t be the only one). We have all signed off on a project only to later find a looming error. Taking the time to be intentional in each of our actions can fix the vast majority of these mistakes that lessen our quality and cause unnecessary stress. But with only so much time in a day, it is important to curb the amount of time spent on mistakes by catching them before they make their way into your projects.


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