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Competing priorities, never-ending to do lists, and increased responsibilities have become the new normal. I’m often asked how to manage time, stress, and workload. I recently had the opportunity to talk with my friend and productivity expert, Maura Thomas, who suggests that rather than manage our time, the goal is to manage our attention.
 
There is no better way to manage attention than practicing mindfulness. If you are struggling to get it all done, yet often feel like you’re falling short, I hope you listen to our discussion to help improve your focus, productivity, and resilience.
 
 We discuss topics like:
 
·  How much of our lives are dictated by choice and how much by habit or distraction? 
·  Can you be a Type-A person and still practice mindfulness?
·  How can we be more resilient and create more joy?
 
If you want more tools and strategies to shift your mindset, hone your skill set, and have the ability to reset, check out my new book, "Mind Over Moment: Harness The Power of Resilience". And be sure to check out the companion "Mind Over Moment Journal", which has some thought-provoking and helpful exercises to help you build your resilience muscle.

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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com​​
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/
Mindfulness and Resilience: My Interview with Productivity Expert Maura Thomas

Competing priorities, never-ending to do lists, and increased responsibilities have become the new normal. I’m often asked how to manage time, stress, and workload. I recently had the opportunity to talk with my friend and productivity expert, Maura Thomas, who suggests that rather than manage our time, the goal is to manage our attention.

There is no better way to manage attention than practicing mindfulness. If you are struggling to get it all done, yet often feel like you’re falling short, I hope you listen to our discussion to help improve your focus, productivity, and resilience.

We discuss topics like:

· How much of our lives are dictated by choice and how much by habit or distraction?
· Can you be a Type-A person and still practice mindfulness?
· How can we be more resilient and create more joy?

If you want more tools and strategies to shift your mindset, hone your skill set, and have the ability to reset, check out my new book, "Mind Over Moment: Harness The Power of Resilience". And be sure to check out the companion "Mind Over Moment Journal", which has some thought-provoking and helpful exercises to help you build your resilience muscle.

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Subscribe to the Anne Grady Group for more resilience-building tools and strategies! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8s​​...

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Sign up for Anne's weekly Resilience Reset email list!
https://www.annegradygroup.com/strong/​​

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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com​​
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/

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Mindfulness and Resilience: My Interview with Productivity Expert Maura Thomas

February 22, 2021 2:16 pm

In Texas last week, we experienced an incredible storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power, without water, and some without food.

We had our own emergency with our son, Evan, in the midst of all of it. 

So what do you do when things are just not ok?

I have to be honest, I practiced all the strategies I talk about in my book "Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience". I meditated, snuggled the dogs, watched funny movies...but none of it worked. 

Sometimes the answer to getting over something is to go through it. 

It's ok not to be ok, and it's not comfortable, but it is part of life. If you are healthy and safe, and you have electricity, and water, and food, I hope you are practicing sincere gratitude. It's not until you go without those things that you realize how important they are. It's been a really tough week for a lot of people. 

If you would be willing to send out some prayers, some love, some light, for Evan, I would really appreciate it.

Stay brave and resilient.

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Subscribe to the Anne Grady Group for more resilience-building tools and strategies! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8s​...

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Sign up for Anne's weekly Resilience Reset email list! 
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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com​
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/
What do you do when you're not ok?

In Texas last week, we experienced an incredible storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power, without water, and some without food.

We had our own emergency with our son, Evan, in the midst of all of it. 

So what do you do when things are just not ok?

I have to be honest, I practiced all the strategies I talk about in my book "Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience". I meditated, snuggled the dogs, watched funny movies...but none of it worked.

Sometimes the answer to getting over something is to go through it.

It's ok not to be ok, and it's not comfortable, but it is part of life. If you are healthy and safe, and you have electricity, and water, and food, I hope you are practicing sincere gratitude. It's not until you go without those things that you realize how important they are. It's been a really tough week for a lot of people.

If you would be willing to send out some prayers, some love, some light, for Evan, I would really appreciate it.

Stay brave and resilient.

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Subscribe to the Anne Grady Group for more resilience-building tools and strategies! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8s​...

----------------

Sign up for Anne's weekly Resilience Reset email list!
https://www.annegradygroup.com/strong/​

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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com​
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/

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What do you do when you're not ok?

February 22, 2021 12:22 pm

When was the last time you spent some time in nature? It’s amazing how the simple act of being outdoors can replenish, refuel, and reset you.

In the last year, we have been oversaturated by screen time for work, school, and online social events. If you’re feeling a sense of disconnection from nature, it is not surprising.

The good news is that getting out in nature for just a few minutes can restore your well-being, build resilience, and even make you feel more connected to something greater than yourself.

3 Ways Connecting with Nature Builds Resilience:

#1 - Decreases Stress Levels

Uncertainty, anxiety, and stress have become the new normal with pervasive technology designed to constantly compete for our attention. Our brains are not designed to keep up with this amount of information, making it is easy for us to slip into mental fatigue, overwhelm, and burnout. Research shows that being out in nature has a profound effect on our brain and our behavior, helping us reduce anxiety, worry, and stress, while also helping increase our attention capacity to get back to a normal, healthy mental state.

#2 - Restores Mind and Body 

There is a reason why the phrase "Happy Camper" exists! Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. Recent scientific research has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood. Take a few moments to stand barefoot in the grass. It is a great mindfulness exercise.

#3 - Increases Happiness 

A good walk in nature can help us feel better about life in general, and it's not just because of the exercise benefits we get as a result. Just by being outdoors and using all our senses to explore nature, we can be more mindful of the present moment. Growing research shows that green space can boost your mood and improve your mental health. In fact, a recent study in Denmark found that childhood exposure to green space (parks, soccer fields, the woods) reduces the risk for developing an array of psychiatric disorders during adolescence and adulthood.

You don't need an exotic vacation or hikes through the mountains to gain the mental health benefits of being in nature - you simply have to step outside. Sometimes the answer is right in front of us. We just have to open the door.

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Subscribe to the Anne Grady Group for more resilience-building tools and strategies! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8s...

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Sign up for Anne's weekly Resilience Reset email list! 
https://www.annegradygroup.com/strong/

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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/...
Reconnect With Nature to Build Resilience

When was the last time you spent some time in nature? It’s amazing how the simple act of being outdoors can replenish, refuel, and reset you.

In the last year, we have been oversaturated by screen time for work, school, and online social events. If you’re feeling a sense of disconnection from nature, it is not surprising.

The good news is that getting out in nature for just a few minutes can restore your well-being, build resilience, and even make you feel more connected to something greater than yourself.

3 Ways Connecting with Nature Builds Resilience:

#1 - Decreases Stress Levels

Uncertainty, anxiety, and stress have become the new normal with pervasive technology designed to constantly compete for our attention. Our brains are not designed to keep up with this amount of information, making it is easy for us to slip into mental fatigue, overwhelm, and burnout. Research shows that being out in nature has a profound effect on our brain and our behavior, helping us reduce anxiety, worry, and stress, while also helping increase our attention capacity to get back to a normal, healthy mental state.

#2 - Restores Mind and Body

There is a reason why the phrase "Happy Camper" exists! Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. Recent scientific research has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood. Take a few moments to stand barefoot in the grass. It is a great mindfulness exercise.

#3 - Increases Happiness

A good walk in nature can help us feel better about life in general, and it's not just because of the exercise benefits we get as a result. Just by being outdoors and using all our senses to explore nature, we can be more mindful of the present moment. Growing research shows that green space can boost your mood and improve your mental health. In fact, a recent study in Denmark found that childhood exposure to green space (parks, soccer fields, the woods) reduces the risk for developing an array of psychiatric disorders during adolescence and adulthood.

You don't need an exotic vacation or hikes through the mountains to gain the mental health benefits of being in nature - you simply have to step outside. Sometimes the answer is right in front of us. We just have to open the door.

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Subscribe to the Anne Grady Group for more resilience-building tools and strategies! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8s...

----------------

Sign up for Anne's weekly Resilience Reset email list!
https://www.annegradygroup.com/strong/

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More at https://www.annegradygroup.com
▶︎ Instagram: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Twitter: @AnneGradyGroup
▶︎ Facebook: Anne Grady Group
▶︎ New Book + Companion Journal: https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/...

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Reconnect With Nature to Build Resilience

February 1, 2021 6:54 pm

The Game-Changing Habit of Acceptance

January 25, 2021 11:52 am

You would think that after some time off and at the start of a new year, we’d all be raring and ready to go. I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’m willing to bet that even after some time off the effects of 2020 are still weighing on you. 

While a “new year new you” is not realistic (and shouldn’t be the goal), we’ve got to start somewhere.

If you think of exercise as strength and health for your body, mindfulness is strength and health for your mind. It trains your mind to focus on the moment instead of worrying about what occurred in the past or what might happen in the future. Mindfulness is literally nothing more than paying attention on purpose, allowing yourself to observe your thoughts and emotions without getting carried away by them.

Mindfulness can be as simple as catching yourself in hysterical laughter and soaking in the feeling, listening to the leaves move in the wind, or savoring the smell of bacon (my personal favorite).

I wanted to demystify mindfulness, making it easy to understand and implement. Using the tools and strategies from my new book "Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience", I want to challenge you to  dedicate time every single day to practicing mindfulness so that you can be in charge of your brain instead of letting your brain control you.

Thousands of studies document the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness: Improved memory, mood, sleep, creativity, decision making, focus and attention, blood pressure and immune function. Reduced inflammation, mood instability, blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Just to name a few. And you don’t have to sit in a full lotus, find your Zen, or eat Tofu to practice it.

Mindfulness is a practice, and what you practice grows stronger. A daily mindfulness practice will transform your brain, physical health, relationships and more. Give me 31 days, and I’ll prove it to you!  

Join me each day @AnneGradyGroup on social (I'm on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) to get your next challenge. Be sure to share your journey and your favorite mindfulness exercises with me @AnneGradyGroup. I love hearing from you!

Here's to a mindful 2021!
Learn more about my new book! https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/
31-Day Mindfulness Challenge

You would think that after some time off and at the start of a new year, we’d all be raring and ready to go. I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’m willing to bet that even after some time off the effects of 2020 are still weighing on you.

While a “new year new you” is not realistic (and shouldn’t be the goal), we’ve got to start somewhere.

If you think of exercise as strength and health for your body, mindfulness is strength and health for your mind. It trains your mind to focus on the moment instead of worrying about what occurred in the past or what might happen in the future. Mindfulness is literally nothing more than paying attention on purpose, allowing yourself to observe your thoughts and emotions without getting carried away by them.

Mindfulness can be as simple as catching yourself in hysterical laughter and soaking in the feeling, listening to the leaves move in the wind, or savoring the smell of bacon (my personal favorite).

I wanted to demystify mindfulness, making it easy to understand and implement. Using the tools and strategies from my new book "Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience", I want to challenge you to dedicate time every single day to practicing mindfulness so that you can be in charge of your brain instead of letting your brain control you.

Thousands of studies document the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness: Improved memory, mood, sleep, creativity, decision making, focus and attention, blood pressure and immune function. Reduced inflammation, mood instability, blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Just to name a few. And you don’t have to sit in a full lotus, find your Zen, or eat Tofu to practice it.

Mindfulness is a practice, and what you practice grows stronger. A daily mindfulness practice will transform your brain, physical health, relationships and more. Give me 31 days, and I’ll prove it to you!

Join me each day @AnneGradyGroup on social (I'm on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) to get your next challenge. Be sure to share your journey and your favorite mindfulness exercises with me @AnneGradyGroup. I love hearing from you!

Here's to a mindful 2021!
Learn more about my new book! https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/

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31-Day Mindfulness Challenge

December 28, 2020 3:12 pm

To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. This year has put everyone’s ability to stay resilient to the test, taking a toll on our mental health, increasing stress and burnout, and creating a constant state of uncertainty.
 
I went back and forth so many times on whether or not I should release my new book Mind Over Moment, but I knew if I needed these tools more than ever, chances are you did too. I teach you how to tap into mindfulness to create the life you deserve. 

If you know me, you know that sitting in a full lotus and finding my Zen is not my style. That’s why I wanted to make mindfulness accessible and easy to understand and practice.
 
In fact, I’ve come to believe so strongly in the power of mindfulness to strengthen and build resilience that I decided to get a permanent reminder. 

That’s right...I got a tattoo!! 

I wanted a visual representation to remind myself to stay in the present moment. To see the design and the meaning behind it, watch my latest video.

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your copy of Mind Over Moment and the companion journal, I want to give you a sneak peek at the framework I take you through to harness the power of resilience, lean into hard things, and live your life on purpose.
 
1. Mindset includes understanding your brain, habits, emotional intelligence, growth mindset and beliefs.
 
2. Skillset includes the ability to cultivate positive emotions, manage stress, and engage in activities that are good for us like humor, social connection, mindfulness, and self-care.
 
3. Reset is getting out of reactivity to focus on what is most important.
 
Every time I look at my tattoo, I three deep breaths (that’s all it takes to reset your entire nervous system) and think of something I’m grateful for. 
https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/
2020 Won't Last Forever...But This Will!

To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. This year has put everyone’s ability to stay resilient to the test, taking a toll on our mental health, increasing stress and burnout, and creating a constant state of uncertainty.

I went back and forth so many times on whether or not I should release my new book Mind Over Moment, but I knew if I needed these tools more than ever, chances are you did too. I teach you how to tap into mindfulness to create the life you deserve.

If you know me, you know that sitting in a full lotus and finding my Zen is not my style. That’s why I wanted to make mindfulness accessible and easy to understand and practice.

In fact, I’ve come to believe so strongly in the power of mindfulness to strengthen and build resilience that I decided to get a permanent reminder.

That’s right...I got a tattoo!!

I wanted a visual representation to remind myself to stay in the present moment. To see the design and the meaning behind it, watch my latest video.

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your copy of Mind Over Moment and the companion journal, I want to give you a sneak peek at the framework I take you through to harness the power of resilience, lean into hard things, and live your life on purpose.

1. Mindset includes understanding your brain, habits, emotional intelligence, growth mindset and beliefs.

2. Skillset includes the ability to cultivate positive emotions, manage stress, and engage in activities that are good for us like humor, social connection, mindfulness, and self-care.

3. Reset is getting out of reactivity to focus on what is most important.

Every time I look at my tattoo, I three deep breaths (that’s all it takes to reset your entire nervous system) and think of something I’m grateful for.
https://www.annegradygroup.com/books/mindovermoment/

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2020 Won't Last Forever...But This Will!

December 14, 2020 4:15 pm

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3 days ago
Every time you bring yourself back to the present moment, you train your brain to focus your attention where you want it to go.

What do you need to surrender control of to live the life you want? #MindOverMoment
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Every time you bring yourself back to the present moment, you train your brain to focus your attention where you want it to go.

What do you need to surrender control of to live the life you want? #MindOverMoment
5 days ago
Bernie is very good at practicing self-care. 🐶 What will you do today to take care of YOU? ... See MoreSee Less
Bernie is very good at practicing self-care. 🐶 What will you do today to take care of YOU?

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Did a quick "30 Minute Walk" around the neighborhood! 👍 Trying to do 5x this week; since much better weather! Felt freeing; after so much time indoors.

Just took the pups on a couple mile walk with the kiddos and now off to torture myself with the Nordic Track from the 80's! Cheers!

#belikebernie

6 days ago
What do you do when you're not ok?

Sometimes the answer to getting over something is to go through it.
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You look fantastic in that color!

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Thank you for today Glanbia Nutritionals. More than you know. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for today Glanbia Nutritionals. More than you know. 🙏

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What an incredibly impactful session today! Best wishes to you and your family.

1 week ago
I saw these 4 first:

Gratitude
Strength
Alignment
Self-Care

What are yours?
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I saw these 4 first:

Gratitude
Strength
Alignment
Self-Care

What are yours?
📷: Repost from SoulPancake

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Doe, alignment, care, spry

Strength, connection, power, gratitude

Breakthrough, gratitude, power, care

Creation, connection, health and gratitude

Health, Strength, Miracles, Love

Strength, connection, breakthrough, creation

Strength, creation, love, change

Change, gratitude, breakthrough, power

I saw Lessons, alignment, strength, gratitude

Gratitude, strength, breakthrough, Money

Connection, power, love, breakthrough

Connection, Gratitude, Health, Strength

Connection Power Strength Self Care Love it 😍

Breakthrough. Purpose. Love. Gratitude

Creation, Lover, Power, health

Love, Family, Breakthrough, and Purpose.

Power, gratitude, miracle, strength

Change, Selfcare, Breakthrough, Lessons

Strength, gratitude, family, breakthrough (I tried to find Disney, lol).

Health, Creation, Purpose, Miracles

I have to admit I saw these words, in order: Gin Mud Power Money It’s going to a crazy year!

Change Health Lessons Miracles ❤️

Creation, Gratitude, Health, Money

OOM, Family, Lessons, Mud 🤣💕

Connection, change, strength, family

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This man. My best friend, my business partner, the most amazing father, and the love of my life. ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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So happy for both of you! Anne, you deserve the best! You have earned it!

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