We are in a constant state of experiential learning in our day-to-day lives. The more we learn, the more we can do, think, feel and achieve.
Our subconscious mind never misses a beat, and it’s constantly collecting data through our senses. So it’s no surprise that there is so much emphasis by mindfulness and academic experts, on how we must become more conscious of what our minds are consuming – especially via our technology.
But even the best of us find our heads in the screen every now and then, though there is a way to make that time more productive and useful. Plus it can all be done on your phone!
All you need to do is to create the right setting for it. Get rid of unnecessary or distracting apps, and look for engaging content that inspires and motivates you, readily available at your finger tips!
So we’ve put together a starter pack of some of the best out there!
Motivation through your ears and directly into your mind – podcasts!:
One of Fortune’s 40 under 40, incredibly innovative mind. Great mind food, a great way to get your thinking cap working in the morning: The Time Ferriss Show
And of course, Oprah. We can find inspiration within stories of other people and their perspectives and emotions. Oprah is known to bring the truest form of those things out of many tremendous people. Perhaps even you: Opra’s SuperSoul Conversations
P.S. If you would like something a little more thought provoking for your mind… try this: The Mindset Zone by Ana Melikian, PhD.
Must read blogs to inspire your leadership skills:
Byron Katie’s Blog for The Work of Byron Katie
An app to remind you to be mindful, perhaps?:
For a helpful tool to keep up your meditation and sleeping routines –
My current personal favourites are Dr. John Demartini and his daily quotes on Facebook and the YouVersion app that provides me with a verse out of the bible everyday. Both are great at helping you frame your mindset for the day.
Something to remember is that it take 3 weeks – that’s 21 days, to create a habit. You can utilise reminder apps and calendars to keep you going for at least 3-4 weeks so you can get into positive habits with your technology.
Another thing you could do is to add in some physical anchors to the act of picking your phone app.
Try to take a deep breath in and out before you pick up your phone, or if you’re able to do some squats while you’re on the phone – you’ll see how quickly how terrible our posture gets when we are scrolling through the phone! Those are just quick examples of what we can do to help you be present in your body during our busy days.
But be sure to give @adventure_co a like when you do have your daily Instagram scroll fix!
Share with us your ‘conscious scrolling’ tip there.