Check out my Technology for Mindfulness podcast interview (53.55 minutes) about my mindfulness journey for the past 25 years, mindful technology, and how the power of one’s breath and the practice of mindfulness can help outsmart stress with Robert Plotkin, founder of Technology for Mindfulness, engineer, and long-time mindfulness practitioner.
During the interview, I share tips on how to cope with stress in the workplace based on self-care lessons I learned from my early career in finance and best practices from my work with clients as a mindfulness yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. I also share how I used mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and journaling to overcome stress caused by failing the bar exam eight times as a young lawyer. You can also listen to the podcast interview on YouTube.
Here’s how the #ThrivingMindfully 31-Day Challenge works. There are 31 #ThrivingMindfully podcast episodes that include guided meditations, breathing exercises, short talks, tips, and resources. They are divided into three sections: mindful living, creativity, and technology. Follow the steps below to access the podcasts.
Step 2: Select the podcast episode for Day #1, #2, #3 etc. and listen to it. You can also choose to listen to a podcast that resonates with you. Make the challenge your own. Take what you need and leave the rest behind.
Step 3: Practice the breathing, meditation, and reflections exercise(s) throughout your day and/or week.
Join me for “Breathe & Meditate,” a free Facebook Live series, on May 1st, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. EST: www.facebook.com/anandaleeke64. Each morning I will guide you through three short meditations and offer tips on how to create mindful living moments in your daily life.
If you live or visit the DC area in May, consider joining me for two #ThrivingMindfully Meetup Group events on May 19 and May 21. Go here for more details.
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National Day of Unplugging is almost here. It’s a golden opportunity to take a 24-hour break from your digital devices and reconnect to your life and loved ones in real time. What I just wrote may scare you, but if you answer YES to one or more of the questions below, I invite you to join me in UNPLUGGING for 24 hours on National Day of Unplugging. It starts at sundown on Friday, March 9, and ends at sundown on Saturday, March 10.
To get you ready for your 24-hour digital break, I have included six tips for creating mini unplug moments below.
When you wake up in the morning, don’t check your smartphone for texts, email, or social media updates. Instead start your day with a breathing exercise. Place your hand on your heart as you inhale and exhale through your nose seven times.
UNPLUG and eat your breakfast, lunch, or dinner without looking at your digital devices.
While you’re working during the day, UNPLUG from your digital devices and take a one-minute break by inhaling and exhaling through your nose three times.
During your morning and evening commutes, UNPLUG from your digital devices and take FIVE deep breaths (inhale and exhale through your nose) before you turn your car or motorcycle/scooter, start to bike, or when you sit down on public transportation.
Spend one UNPLUGGED evening without your digital devices. That means when you get home, you turn everything off or place the sound on mute until the next day.
UNPLUG before you go to sleep by placing your digital devices on mute in another room.
Listen to my #ThrivingMindfully Podcast playlist featuring nine podcast episodes that offer meditations and mindful tips on how to create a digital wellness plan, practice self-care with a digital detox and unplugging, and have a healthy relationship with email, social media, and technology.
Click here to learn more about my mindful technology offerings.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
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Join me tonight as I discuss mindfulness with media solopreneur Kamaria T. Richmond on The Stroke Diva Fabulous Radio Show at 7 p.m. EST. Kamaria and I will chat about mindful living, creativity, and technology. Go here to listen online. Read more about Kamaria’s journey as a solopreneur.
UPDATE: Listen to a recording of the show (90 minutes).
The rapid growth of technology and social media over the past decade has changed the way we live and communicate. Most of us own or have access to at least one digital device. Many of us spend hours being connected to the them without knowing how our digital connection can have a negative impact on our physical and emotional well-being.
According to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2017 Stress in America: Coping with Change report, more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) constantly or often check their email, texts, and social media accounts. The APA report concluded that Americans’ attachment to their digital devices and constant use of technology are associated with higher stress levels.
Are you overwhelmed by texts, email, and social media at work and home?
Do you spend way too many hours using your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or other digital device?
Are your eyes tired of looking at screens?
Does your neck, back, or hips hurt while you sit and work online?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out my Email, Social Media & Technology playlist. The playlist includes nine podcast episodes that offer meditations and mindful tips on how to create a digital wellness plan, practice self-care with a digital detox and unplugging, and have a healthy relationship with email, social media, and technology.
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Click here to learn more about my mindful technology offerings.
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