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Multi-Tasking Fatigue: Exercise to Clear

Multi-Tasking Fatigue: Exercise to Clear

People who want to stop the world (and their constantly chattering mind) for a well-deserved time-out have been using this simple clearing technique for thousands of years. It is a great way to stop your multi-tasking mind and give yourself a rest, and open up to Mind, or the universe. Turn off your cell phone and give yourself a break!

Find an isolated, quiet place to stay. You should be completely alone and not disturbed.

1. When you arrive, meditate as you wish on your objective: to shut off the mind, to become silent and clear.

2. Live there as you like, in complete silence. Do not utter one word for three days. Let your mind become quiet.

3. Meditate at least four times a day.

4. At the end of three days, write something significant and say it out loud to break your silence.

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Adapted from Clean Sweep by Denny Sargent (WeiserBooks, 2007).Copyright (c) 2007 by Denny Sargent. Reprinted by permission of the Weiser Books.
Adapted from Clean Sweep by Denny Sargent (WeiserBooks, 2007).

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7:20AM PST on Feb 28, 2013


4:43AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

3:02AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012


2:08PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

I am the master of multitasking!!!

12:07AM PDT on May 10, 2012

I'd rather be fatigued for 3 days, than be silent for so long.
Well, I have a strange sense of humour, but I do meditate every day and when I'm tired I snooze.... It's simple

12:47AM PST on Mar 8, 2012

Thanks for posting.

6:22PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

great idea to try, thank you! :)

1:10PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Yes, something we all need to do & often, thanks for the article.

7:48AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

I'd love to put this in practice!

9:01AM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Back in the 60's, my mom met with a student who learned TM (Transendental Meditation) from the originator himself, Maharishi Mahish Yogi. TM is as a 15-20 min twice a day ritual. Mom, Dad, myself, my brother and my daughter received our mantras with instruction. My daughter, being a toddler, received what they called a "walking mantra". My mom was the only one who kept it up through the years, and she attributed health benefits like lowered blood pressure, and clear thinking to this practice. It's always been difficult for me to slow down, having more of a type A personality side. I've practice it off and on, mostly off, in my own life.

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I appreciate the love, but sometimes I just want to sleep.

Great article! I slouch way too often and need reminders like this. Thank you!

Interesting, thank you.

These posture exercises are the bomb; I feel better already!


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