Look what Harvard Business Review says:
“Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. It can be integrated into one’s religious or spiritual life or practiced as a form of secular mental training. When we take a seat, take a breath, and commit to being mindful, particularly when we gather with others who are doing the same, we have the potential to be changed.”
Mindfulness is more than a buzzword. We need to demystify Mindfulness: It is a vital skill to unleash your potential in your career and in any area of your life
Work life has changed radically. In a pressured, always on, information overloaded and in an ever-changing reality, our attention is at risk. And there is a direct link between attention and results. And in a reality where change and digital era are here to stay , to be successful at work, and in our life, we need to see beyond current circumstances and choose what we pay attention to and what we do not. Our minds tend to wander, but it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today’s demands through the practice of mindfulness.
Many people think that they, their companies or team, can´t afford ´´wasting time´´ practicing mindfulness. But the reality is that you can do mindfulness while your are working. Because mindfulness is not meditation.Mindfulness is to be aware, and focused . And it neither cost you money or waste your time, quite the opposite.
Mindfulness is like your smartphone. You can take it anywhere with you.
Nowadays we are only focused 49 % of our time.
Can you imagine the benefits for you, for your team and for your company if you increase just by a tiny bit your focus and attention?
Alongside the overall benefit of improved performance that comes from mindfulness, there are several other benefits that contribute to overall well-being at work and I covering in my new book:
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Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Mindfulness makes perfect sense for dealing with stress and anxiety because it takes you out of fight-or-flight mode and brings you into a relaxed state of mental clarity and calm. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and body, you can better assess and identify your feelings and approach them in a more positive way. Scientifically, Mindfulness practice reduces activity in the stress initiating part of your brain called the amygdala.
Improves your Focus
Studies show that mindfulness can improve your ability to focus on one thing at a time and help curb our tendency for distraction. This ability to focus will start to translate to everything you do. It helps you to avoid multi-tasking and places an emphasis on monotasking. A focused mind is a productive mind.
Creativity greatly depends on your mental state. Mindfulness helps you to get into a creative frame of mind by combatting the negative thoughts that hinder creative thinking and self-expression. The fact that mindfulness focuses on the present helps you to think freely and creatively and allows your mind the space to bounce off ideas.
Increases Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
Mindfulness helps increase emotional intelligence in three major ways: It improves your ability to comprehend your own emotions; It helps you learn how to recognize the emotions of other people around you; It strengthens your ability to govern and control your emotions. He also notes that mindfulness improves a person’s ability to use their emotions effectively by helping them determine which emotions are beneficial when undertaking certain activities.
We live in a world full of distractions. With the constant influx of texts, tweets, and IM’s, many of us have lost our ability to actively listen and be present. By incorporating mindfulness into your day, you can retrain yourself to focus on the present moment and truly listen to people with compassion and kindness. Not only does this have a positive impact on the people around you, but it also makes your day more interesting because you are engaging in active conversations with people and learning about them.
Mindfulness & ROI
So, can pursuing mindfulness be good for the bottom line? In David Gelles’ Mindful Work, he delves into the subject of mindfulness in business, revealing evidence to support its benefits and real-world examples of companies who are seeing results.
The goal of my new book is simple: I will teach you practical mindfulness tools and techniques that will enable you to be resilient, sharpen focus on the important things, enhancing your results ( doing less!) while improving your well-being .
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All the best,
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