Mindfulness Could Save Your Job!
So, you’ve probably heard a lot about mindfulness and thought: what exactly is it and how can it help me? Well, according to Webster’s, mindfulness is; the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. In lameness terms, it’s a way for you to control your thoughts when life gets in the way.
When we experience an intense time in our life we have two choices; let the emotion take over however it may, or to use a mindfulness practice to handle those negative thoughts or interactions in a better way.
Try this: Next time you’re in an intense meeting with your boss or co-workers take some time to take deep breaths from your abdomen. You’ll be surprised how something so simple as breathing can change your whole attitude and set you on a positive path.
If you’re ready to take your mindfulness practice to the next level, you can start with your job. More and more companies like Google, Intel, and Aetna, are investing in mindfulness programs for their employees. And you can always practice your mindfulness techniques at home. Be sure to check out the videos in this post from Big Think, which will help you start your journey to a more mindful life.