Allow time before you say yes or no to someone. Find in yourself a place of quiet and dwell there for a while. Let the answer emerge. Now communicate with clarity and calm.
Take a moment to enjoy your food. Look at the colours. Bite in it, feel the texture. Swirl it around, let the taste linger. Gently swallow and enjoy the full flavours of being present.
When you struggle with a task, take a breather. Rest and relax. Smile inwardly and let it melt what feels stuck. Allow a stream of fresh ideas in. Start again.
When you have difficulty with someone, pause for a moment. Try to see her or him as the teacher you look up to. Ask yourself, what do I find so hard to hear now and why is this so?
Today, in conversation give the other person your full attention. Listen with curiosity and intent, unhurried and uninterrupted. You will be surprised.
Each time you hear a phone ring or SMS alert today, stop for a moment. Take a deep breathe. Pause. Then continue.