Mindfulness vs. Autopilot
Thursday, October 29, 2015
by: Ben Arvizu, CAM Services

Section: Membership Meeting

The essence of slowing down is finding mindfulness. This is the secret we learned at the BOMA SD October Seminar given by Dr. Shira Max, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Defense, and hosted at SDG&E’s Energy  Innovation Center. The seminar explored many different ways to slow down in life and reduce stress. There are many triggers in our day to day routines that we can combat to relieve us of the stress, for example, write down all what you need to do (create a list), allow yourself time to get to engagements early, don’t try to do everything all at once, and don’t rush people around you in personal and business life, just to name a few. The seminar helped each person that attended realize that when they focused on their hobbies (reading, gardening, sports etc.) that is when you were truly in a mindful zone blocking out all the matters and focusing on what you are doing then, and only then.
At the end of the class, we all did a 3 minute deep mediation session, and from my take, this is something that I will practice daily moving forward, for clearly it is  nice break to sit and clear your mind. What a wonderful class and great inspiration. Well done, BOMA San Diego. 

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