Incorporating Mindfulness at Work
We live in a fast-paced work environment that is digitally enabled, and many of the things that are SUPPOSED to simplify our lives actually leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Discover the secrets to achieving a more balanced state at work – everyone from Oprah to Google employees are doing it! In fact, Oprah claims it makes her 1000% better.
So, what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active attention on what you’re sensing and feeling, right here, right now, without interpretation or judgment.
You may not be overly familiar with the concept of mindfulness, but I can guarantee you’re well acquainted with its flip side: distractedness, inattention, and lack of engagement.
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Those listening to this audio found their ‘monkey mind’, the chatter that clutters their brain, was reduced by 60%. The number increased to 80% if they listened 3 to 4 times a week.
The technique I’m gifting you can be practiced anywhere, anytime. But because mindfulness is about being present, let’s do a short practice now.
- – Take a deep breath in with me, close your eyes if you safely can, and in this very moment, what are you sensing and feeling?
- – What do you feel on your skin?
- – What’s your mood like?
- – Is your breathing shallow and quick or relaxed?
- – Are you feeling; overwhelmed, peaceful, tired, happy?
- – What can you hear nearby and outside?
- – Take a deep breath in, can you smell anything?
- – Now, open your eyes.
Welcome to conscious mindfulness. It’s the opposite of what we experience each day.
Why is being present so overwhelming, and what’s with the ‘monkey mind’?
According to neuroscience, the scientific study of our nervous system, our brain is not only in charge of managing our physicality, such as breathing, muscle movement, heart pumping…it’s also processing 400 billion bits of information per minute. Of which we can only process 2000 bits.
No wonder I can’t remember what I ate for lunch yesterday!!
And we’re only consciously aware of about .00001 percent, less than one-ten-thousandth of what’s available to use – otherwise we’d be so overloaded that we literally could not compute.
The benefit of mindfulness is that it allows us to zone into the succulence of life, literally, to “stop and smell the roses”
The practice isn’t just some “ohhhhmmm” chanting that should be relegated to Buddhist monks. We spend, on average, 90,000 hours of our life at work! So, the benefits of incorporating this habit into our work life to reduce stress and heighten satisfaction, offers amazing benefits!
Google ran a ‘search inside yourself’ mindfulness program with over 13,000 participants who reported:
- – 34 percent less emotional drain after the program.
- – 32 percent greater ability to focus and be more effective.
- – 29 percent improvement in their ability to maintain calm and poise during challenges.
- – Productivity increases of 62 minutes per week, adding up to USD$3000 per employee, per annum.
Their experience isn’t isolated, with a number of companies experiencing the same benefits when it comes to stress management, engagement, focus and productivity. If you’d like to discover how introduce a mindfulness practice into your team or company reach out to me via my website or social media.