Martial arts can help bring our mind into focus and clear the path for productive thinking. A long time ago, I was working in a small but busy Engineering sales office. The phone would ring all day every day. My job was pricing and quoting new potential projects. I remember working long hours and my mind hurting at the end of the day. I had just started to learn meditation and mindfulness for martial arts. One weekend, I went to my teachers’ Stephen and Rumiko Hayes Barn Dojo Grand Opening in southern Ohio. I had taken a long weekend for this short trip. He started our training with some basic movement drills and skill drills that required our minds to stay on track. I remember it was very hard to stay on track, because my mind was going back to my sale numbers from that past week. Everyone was having the same problem. Our teacher stopped the class and had us work on basic meditation and self awareness tools. The remainder of the weekend was more productive and fun because of these methods. Martial arts and meditation can help us become more productive and aware in our every day life.