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Stop the Busy-ness and Be More Productive Part 2 Crazy Busy? Or a Life That's Full and Interesting? — 10 Comments

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog,noticing my own end gaining as I read/ scanned it! Wanting to get to the nub of it quickly. It resonates completely, asking myself am I present? And by the very nature of that question am probably not which is paradoxical and amusing all at once. Food for thought, thank you Imogen

    • That’s so interesting, Amanda, that you noticed you were end-gaining as you were reading. (I can totally see why – the post came out longer than I intended!) Maybe you are present to your question about being present? Maybe asking it brings you to the present. Much food for thought indeed 🙂

  2. Great post – I’m very aware that I do this.. And I’ve got a job list that is huge because I’ve got too much going on at once, delusions of superwoman, “busy doing nothing activities”, procrastinate when fear of failure if not getting it right prevails, distracted not focused. List goes on!

  3. After I became an A.T. teacher, I recall one day where I was quite busy rushing around the streets of New York City, checking off the things on my to-do list. As I walked quickly, I freed my neck, as we Alexander folks do. My peripheral vision opened up, and I became aware of the space around me, the breeze blowing, and the sun shining. And in that moment, it occurred to me that I was actually enjoying moving quickly! I found a great deal of pleasure in the heightened pace of my day, and that has stuck with me ever since.

    • That’s wonderful, Ariel! And yes, the Alexander Technique can help us move quickly too – indeed we can be present to the speed, if you like, which completely changes things!

  4. Your emphasis on the “moment” resonates with Echart Tolle “living in the Now” and it is refreshing to be conscious of walking to the phone or answering the door. Must observe my posture and guess should be straight up if I am in the present? Thank you for your article.

    • I think we can be present to whatever position or posture our body is in. After that awareness, however, we may be drawn to change something 🙂 I’d think of freeing yourself from the slump, for instance, rather than being straight up, which could cause unwanted tension. Thanks so much for your comment, and glad you like the article.

    • Thanks for your interest, Rita. More and more these days I’m writing about how “body intelligence” (especially the principles of the Alexander Technique) can help women in business – it’s become a great interest of mine as I find it invaluable myself. I hope you’ll consider following my blog (or newsletter) by signing up in the sidebar on the right.

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