What does Mindfulness have to do with the bottom line profit and the productivity of your staff (or yourself)?
How often do you spend time being in the moment, being conscious of your actions, taking control of your thoughts? Or do you spend time responding to the ping of a new email, switching tasks readily and getting interrupted at work?
Research from Harvard in 2012 found that for the average person (if there is such a thing) the mind wanders 47% of the time. What they also found was that a wandering mind equated with an unhappy person. If you feel unhappy at work how productive are you versus the times when you feel happy? Stands to reason doesn’t it, happier people = more productive people. There’s a great TED talk by Matt Killingsworth on this topic, showing just how important it is to stay in the moment, something which practicing Mindfulness can help with.
What has also come to light is that practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress, increase happiness and boost productivity. Here’s a link to a fuller article on the subject by www.mindful.org
Don’t just enjoy reading it, give it a go, you’ll be amazed at the results!
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