9/20/2017 0 Comments
Avoiding Information Overload
Remember how computers and the internet were designed to make our lives so much easier that we could work less. In fact, most people work more, sometimes working and checking emails even after they've left the office. Even my mom was talking about getting off social media because it was too overwhelming and taking up too much of her time.
I'm agree, we haven't taught how to have clear boundaries around what we take in from social media or the internet, in general. This information overload is creating sleep disturbances, serious neck alignment and tension issues, and leaving us feeling paralyzed to take action.
Here are my Top 3 Ways to Avoid Information Overload:
1. Dont Drain the Bank: We only get the mental energy to make so many decisions in a day. Don't get frustrated when, by the end of the day, you can't decided on what to do for dinner. There's only so much to go around. So meal prep for the evening, make your biggest decisions first thing, and delegate trivial decisions to others.
2. Clean Up Your Inbox: Go through your email, regardless if you just delete them or you let them pile up and promise to read them later, any email list you've subscribed to that you never read, unsubscribe. Letting those pile up can leave feeling drowning in email.
3. Power Hours: At work, break your day into "power hours". 45-90 minutes of focused, intentional work. Then get up, get away from your computer or phone, stretch/walk/socialize/rest for 15-30 minutes then get back at it. Breaking your day into power hours will help you be more productive and less tempted to start scrolling through cat videos on the internet. Think about it, at work, during an 8-hour day, you may get 3-4 hours of actual work done, the rest is time spent trying to get back to work. Break up your day, be efficient, your body will thank you for not forcing it to sit at the desk all day.
Got any tips that really work for you? Let me know in the comments.
9/6/2017 0 Comments
Claim Your Worth: 80/20 Rule
When we spend the majority of our time doing what’s expected of us versus what actually reaps the type of rewards we want, we end up feeling depleted, - physically, energetically, financially and otherwise.
Pareto Principle states that 20% of our results come from 80% of our actions
80% of our results come from 20% of our actions.
If you apply this to yoga, 80% of outputs come from 20% of inputs and by identifying the correct inputs, the correct practices, you can achieve the greatest results with the smallest amount of effort.
Finding a Yoga Therapist who can design a potent, unique practice that highlights what you should be focusing on will help you maximize your efforts. Visit me or any practitioner at the Yoga Therapy Clinic at Yoga Yoga Austin.
As a teacher, the same can be applied towards how you focus your time in growing your classes or wellness practice.
We can get caught up in what we think we should do when taking the leap in building our classes or promoting our offerings. We see someone else doing it so we think we have to do it the exact same way.
When you learn what are the 20% of your business practices that lead 80% of your results, you can prioritize those activities to expand your results without putting in more effort or time.
Here is an easy exercise you can do to help you narrow down the 20% of the activities that are leading to the highlights of your teaching career.
If you find this exercise helpful, be sure to forward this to a friend.
Now over to you, after doing the exercise, what are your 20% activities that you’ll be focusing on?
Attending events, sharing content, leading workshop, etc???
Let me know in the comments below.
9/5/2017 0 Comments
Yoga for Headache Prevention
I cant tell you how many times I've had a client come in with upper back and neck tension who afterwards express they didnt even realize they had a headache until the tension was finally gone.
Half to three quarters of the world's adult population (18-65 years old) have had a headache in the last year. Not only are headaches painful, they can be disabling.
With computers, phones and driving, we need to take preventative steps in combating our lifestyles.
Lifestyle Triggers for primary headaches can be:
-highly caffeinated beverages
-certain foods, such as aged cheese, chocolate, and processed meats that contain nitrates
-changes in sleep or lack of sleep
I don't expect people to stop living their life, so I made a video of some simple breath & movement techniques to help prevent the buildup of tension your upper back and neck.
If you find it helpful, be sure to forward it to a friend.