My journey to being more mindful and present

  • mediate daily
  • write something I am grateful for daily in a journal
  • fast every Tuesday
  1. I don’t have to engage every thought in my mind. Rather, I can acknowledge the thought and move along. It's like sitting on the side of a road and observing cars pass by. I don’t need to get onto the street to direct traffic. Just acknowledge and move on.
  2. Same principle with my feelings. I can now better notice how I feel at the moment and sit with it. Let it be. I don’t have to think about it. It’s there. Then I can peel beneath it and identify the real emotions. This helps me properly recognize what is going on for me and share it if needed.
  3. I’ve learned to focus on a specific thing. Mostly by focusing on my breathing. This is a great hack in conversations because when I notice I’ve gotten distracted I simply come back to my breathing and I find I’m now hearing the person speaking and focusing on them.

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Living to change the face of Africa - one venture at a time! Founder & CEO of Paga @mypaga - the #1 way to pay or get paid in Nigeria. Avid Chelsea FC fan!

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Tayo Oviosu

Tayo Oviosu

Living to change the face of Africa - one venture at a time! Founder & CEO of Paga @mypaga - the #1 way to pay or get paid in Nigeria. Avid Chelsea FC fan!

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