Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is practice-sequencing?”
“It means gaining clarity on and optimizing the order in which you perform a set of practices.
Let’s take an example.
What do you want to do during every single break?”
“My MIP (Most Important Practice) [<link; medium read] is Presence. So definitely that.
I want to reflect on the previous time-block and to actively recall what I learned, to turn it into a learning cycle [<link; short read].
And I want to move, to do a quick movement snack [<link; short read].”
“Aren’t the last two also parts of the Presence practice?”
“I guess they are.”
“How do you want to initiate the Presence practice?”
“With a mindful breath. I want to
Slow down, breathe, and smile. (Thich Nhat Hanh)
It makes me smile every time I say it.
“So we have a sequence:
Mindful Learning Snack
Mindful Movement Snack
This is essentially an algorithm. In gaining clarity on it and constantly reminding yourself of it (by means of intention-setting), you ensure consistency.”