Mindfulness in the Workplace
In a recent article in USA Today, David Levy, a professor at the university of Washington conducted research into meditation and the workplace and found that “those who had meditation training were able to stay on task longer and were less distracted”. They also discovered that meditation improved the memory of test subjects while easing their stress.
The Financial Times recently described mindfulness as a “quiet revolution…gripping the City of London” where “fast-paced financiers are turning to mindfulness.
Mindfulness training involves engaging in various practices that help cultivate ‘present moment awareness’ and help you feel more energized, less stressed, and more self-aware. The practice of meditation accelerates mindfulness in a profound way by changing your physiology and mental level brainwave activity. This enhanced sense of well being simply leads to greater levels of concentration, improved communication and more conscious choices.