Today I went for a meeting at work. We have a new boss and it was our opportunity to hear what he had to say about our working systems and how things are going to change. In many ways it was inspirational to hear someone talk about our working methods with a different perspective.
It got me thinking about what a benefit a fresh pair of eyes can be. Knowledge is important but when you have worked at the same place for a while it is so easy to loose some of your clarity of thought. Rather than looking at things as they are, there is a real tendency to simply accept them, and often to make do.
A fresh pair of eyes can make all the difference. You develop the ability to see a better way to do things. Seeing things clearly is an amazing skill to have. New ideas come so much more easily when we are not constrained by habit and experience. The inspiration to make improvements can transform from a struggle to a natural process.
Mindfulness can help us to develop fresh eyes in everything we do. Seeing things clearly becomes much more natural when you learn to take a few minutes each day to stop and let your mind have some time off. Suddenly ideas pop into your mind without you trying. The benefit that this makes really is amazing. It could transform your work life and make creativity and development happen more easily for you.
Come on a Revitalise Day to learn how to become more mindful. Training your brain for just a few minutes each day really could make you more successful. The skills are simple, the motivation to stick at it may be something you need more help with. A day retreat is the perfect inspirational experience to get you on track.