Most of us are busy… really busy.

And sometimes that can feel a bit overwhelming. Our bodies and minds do not get the periods of quiet they need.

So try this right now…

Close your eyes for a couple of minutes and listen to the sounds around you. Be a ‘rock with ears’ and just notice the sounds. That’s all.

If your mind starts a running commentary, just focus back on the sounds outside of you.

What happens?

For most people, the world seems different – slower, kinder, more peaceful.

And for most people, stopping to do this a few times a day can help stave off the stress generated by our busy lives.

Here is a stress checklist to help you decide if you, or a colleague, are suffering from stress.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times

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