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Is the world moving way too fast for you?

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Blog by Kelley Reynard, Senior Consultant, Converge International


When we juggle personal and work priorities, we can feel stretched and pulled in many different directions. If we don’t manage this, we can feel out of control, overwhelmed and vulnerable to experiencing higher levels of stress and poor health.


Mindfulness could be the key to managing this sense of being overwhelmed.


What is mindfulness?


“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” John Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.


Mindfulness at work


When workers at Transport London participated in a mindfulness program, the number of days off due to stress, depression and anxiety fell by 70 percent.


A more recent study of employees at a global technology company showed that, after introducing mindfulness into their staff leadership training programs, employees who participated reported increased wellbeing, lower levels of stress and better quality sleep.


Encouraging your staff to participate in a mindfulness program can help them to feel more connected to each other, more self-aware and resilient. Participating in mindfulness activities can also help staff to recharge and be more present and focused at work.


Getting into the mindfulness habit


Mastering mindfulness takes practice, motivation and commitment. After being introduced to mindfulness, employees can learn to use these techniques to manage pressure, uncertainty and stress. To find out more about our seminars, which can help in introducing mindfulness into your workplace, contact Converge International on 1300 687 327.


Click here to download our Mindfulness Tip Sheet.
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