Day Twelve

DAY 12: Dr Elise Bialylew interviews Pamela Weiss

Video Objectives

In today's video, you'll learn:

  • How to manage your emotions more effectively and reduce conflict in your life.
  • How mindfulness will offer you greater freedom and choice in your life.
  • How mindfulness can be used in the corporate setting.
  • A powerful practice to help you live more aligned to your values and what matters most to you.
About Pamela Weiss

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Your Meditations for Today

Focused Attention And Open Presence with Janice Marturano

Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organisation dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and the fundamentals of leadership excellence. She is also the author of the book Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership – 2014 Nautilus Award Winner. Janice is also a contributor to Forbes. Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huff Post Live, and in the NY Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, and LA Times. Her book, Finding the Space to Lead has become required reading at business schools, such as Columbia, NYU and USC.

Just Got Home with Andy Hobson

Andy’s vision is to create a happier, kinder, more conscious world through teaching meditation. Since starting to teach meditation in 2010, he has helped millions of people around the world through his guided meditations, music and audio courses. Andy draws upon many traditions, philosophies, therapeutic approaches and his personal meditation practice to teach how we can return to our true nature, free ourselves from the voice in our head and find lasting happiness, purpose and freedom.


“Everybody agrees that no one pursuit can be successfully followed by a man who is preoccupied with many things…since the mind, when distracted, takes in nothing very deeply.”

~ Seneca

Today, you'll find a guided meditation by Janice Marturano that supports greater focus at work.

I invite you to also experiment with the below mindful work practice as a simple way to stay focused, manage the overwhelm, and move from multi-tasking to mono-tasking in order to maximise your efficiency.

Choose one task that you will focus on during the set time period.

  1. Get a plain piece of paper and pen and have them by your computer or workspace.
  2. Set an intention to stay focused for your set period of time.
  3. Set a timer for thirty minutes.
  4. When you notice yourself getting distracted or feel an urge to move to another task (such as checking your email), simply note down the task or distraction on the paper and bring your attention back to the task you intend to focus on. At the end of the thirty minutes, you can review your list and set your next priority.

For further time management and productivity hacks, consider downloading a Pomodoro app. The Pomodoro Technique was created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, and it involves dividing your work time into twenty-five-minute increments of focused attention with regular breaks in between. 

This technique helps bring more mindful awareness to the way we work, and supports efficiency and focus. There are several apps available to help you practise the Pomodoro Technique, and many of them free.

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