Recognizing the Wasteful Nature of Anxiety
Like it or not, a large part of our thinking is wasteful – be it fear, anxiety, blame or guilt. In a crisis like this, fear and anxiety get heightened further. This drains our energy and hinders our decision-making. Mindfulness involves learning to see the process creating sustained anxiety and other negative emotions and recognizing its wasteful character. In this webinar, we will explore three flavors of mindfulness viz. hopping off a train of thought, recognizing wasteful thoughts and investigating the necessities behind a train of thought. We also look at how this observation and investigation can happen at any time and in any place, even on the go.
About Vinay Dabholkar
Vinay Dabholkar, PhD ’96, MS '93, is an independent consultant and helps organizations and individuals in three areas: Innovation Strategy, Design Thinking, and Mindfulness. He is the author of “Mindfulness: Connecting with the Real You” and facilitates workshops on this topic. He is also a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore where he teaches “Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation” and “Design Thinking”. He is a co-author of “8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence”.