Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment without judgment and without being overly reactive to what's happening around you.
It sounds simple but practicing the power of presence in each moment can be very challenging. And since time marches on, it's a journey, not a destination.
Benefits of Mindfulness
Studies demonstrate that stress is a dominant problem in the workplace, causing employee disengagement and hindering productivity. Mindfulness is a hot topic in the business environment as a way to help reduce stress.
Improved Problem-Solving and Focus
Training your mind to be more fully present in the moment increases focus and concentration. This in turn opens the door to seeing problems from new and different angles and generating solutions.
Empathy in this context is the ability to take into account your audience and customize communication accordingly. Taking time for mindful reflection before communicating can make the difference between a negative reaction and a calm one inspired by your confidence and solid action plan.
Accomplish your work from a place of enjoyment. Invest your personal power in what you do and in those around you. Increasing sharpness and intentionality through mindfulness keeps you focused on your goals and purpose for each day.
Increased Creativity and Energy
We all gravitate toward positive, high-energy people. Be one of them. Mindfully chart your course for each day. Doing what you should do when you should and allowing adequate time for sleep can increase energy levels. Fresh minds are more creative.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is a mental and physical course of action used to separate yourself from your worldly thoughts and feelings in order to become fully aware of our inner consciousness. During meditation, you can use one or more techniques (like inwardly chanting or focusing on breathing methods) to discipline the mind and increase mental clarity and emotional stability.
Benefits vary to a person but here are some of the benefits cited by scientists and proponents of meditation:
1. Decreased stress and anxiety
2. More efficient brain function
3. Increased immune function
4. Lower blood pressure
5. Lower, steady heart rate
6. Increased awareness
7. Greater sense of connectedness
8. Increased sense of calm and stillness
9. Improved concentration and focus
10. Greater clarity in thinking and perception.
Harness the Power of Mindfulness Meditation
Mindful in 5 combines mindfulness and meditation so you can live and work to your highest and best purpose each day.
Mindfulness is not a destination but a way of being. It is a moment by moment practice that ebbs and flows. It’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. With each day’s practice you build momentum.
The Value of Ongoing Practice
Any goal worth achieving requires regular practice and ongoing effort to gain momentum. Mindfulness is not attained in an instant but requires persistent commitment and discipline to realize its full value.
Mindful practice is not instant and it's not magic. You get from it only what you invest. Start by spending at least 5 minutes in deep focused concentration and grow from there to reap the greatest benefit.
Nothing on this website is medical or psychological advice. Please see a licensed professional in those fields if needed.