Mindfulness is a buzz word in the corporate world since 10 years, well documented as a potent way to not only cope with, but excel in life. With the vast health benefits of this practice, we are all attempting to bring greater Mindfulness into our workplaces, our daily life and our homes.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of how we feel, where we are, what we’re doing, and more.
Being mindful, at work and in life, allows us not to overly react or feel easily overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While Mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
"Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future." — Psychology Today
What Is Mindfulness? | Greater Good Magazine UC Berkeley
"Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens." .... Read More
In this fast paced, distraction-filled, often stressful environment and lifestyle, offering restorative, soothing, and empowering support, has become essential and most beneficial.
More and more studies are showing some of the potential challenges and risks of our modern lifestyle.
Wandering mind not a happy mind | Harvard 2010 Study
"People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes them unhappy. So says a study that used an iPhone Web app to gather 250,000 data points on subjects’ thoughts, feelings, and actions as they went about their lives." .... Read More
Stress, stress and more stress | Manila Standard Sept 2017
"It is surprising but also not. In a recent study, Manila emerged as the tenth most stressful city in the world. If you think that’s not so bad, for perspective, war-torn Damascus in Syria is eleventh. Baghdad, Iraq; Kabul, Afghanistan; Lagos, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; and Cairo, Egypt make up the top five. A big chunk of the least stressful cities is in Europe, with four German cities in the top ten.
The study by UK-based dry-cleaning and laundry service Zipjet assessed the usual indicators: traffic levels, public transport, percentage of green spaces, but also the financial status of citizens including debt levels, their physical and mental health, and the hours of sunlight the city gets per year." .... Read More
Using Mindfulness to Train Attention | Huffpost 2013
"There’s an ever-expanding body of research that supports the efficacy of training attention, and much of the most exciting data concerns practicing mental techniques associated with mindfulness. In this context, mindfulness refers to a secular approach for paying attention to what’s happening here and now." .... Read More
Mindfulness At The Workplace
Mindfulness-based sessions are designed to assist people in reconnecting more deeply and fully with, themselves, the present moment, and everything that is going on in their lives, personally and professionally.
Future Of Work: Mindfulness As A Leadership Practice | Forbes Magazine 2015
"What the mindfulness movement has proven is that no matter what an employee’s role in the company, mindfulness can allow for a greater level of attention and engagement. An investment of time in the practice can pay dividends in the form of increased employee productivity, well-being, reduced stress levels and even reduced healthcare costs!" .... Read More
Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness in Corporations | BCG 2018
"The benefits of mindfulness are both clear and proven. Mindfulness programs help leaders and employees reflect effectively, focus sharply on the task at hand, master peak levels of stress, and recharge quickly." .... Read More