These 4 Mindful Questions Will Save You Hours of Aggravation at School (and Beyond!)
Have you ever said or wrote something you later regretted? Me too. As a mindfulness consultant, I share with my clients a simple solution to this common problem.
Mindful communication essentially adds an undo feature to your life. When applied to your email server, an undo feature allows you to take back an email you’ve sent up to thirty seconds after you send it. I must’ve used this feature over a hundred times during the last few years to rework something I wrote.
Similarly, mindful communication helps us use the space between our thoughts and words to “undo” potentially troublesome language before we put it out into the world.
How? Ask yourself these questions before turning a thought into words:
First, ask whether the thought is true.
Second, ask if it’s kind.
Third, is it necessary.
Fourth, is the thought beneficial?
If the thought does not meet all of these four criteria, avoid communicating it.
Check out this video for more details and stay mindful!
Drawing on over ten years of experience, Nick Mosca empowers people to align mindfulness practices with their interests, reduce stress, and reclaim their lives. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied mindfulness and won the Billings Prize for inspiring behavioral change through positive humor. He is an avid speaker and writer whose approach to mindfulness has been featured in The Atlantic and Psychology Today, as well as at WABC radio, Yale University, Squarespace, New York University, the Milken Scholars Program, mindSpark Learning, the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, and the George Jackson Academy. He has also served as the Research Poster Chairman for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Nick’s favorite ways to access mindfulness are through music, running, and painting.
To inquire about Nick’s services, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org