Mindfulness, is very oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don’t need to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and personal benefits of a more mindful existence.
It’s not about being trendy. Mindfulness is a strategy you can use to improve your performance at work, your health and your general wellbeing.
This is especially important at work and in business, as we approach the regularly everyday and repetitive tasks required to do our jobs. Obviously, when we’re doing something new and adventurous and cool, like traveling the world or playing a sport we’ve never tried before, we pay close attention. We take it all in. We savor every detail.
When we think we definitely know everything there is to know about the task at hand. That’s the point when we start to get a bit mindless about it. We don’t pay as much attention. Our brain strays. We’re just not as careful.
Furthermore, every time we get lazy and mindless, we’re missing out on an opportunity to be magnificent.
This is especially genuine when we’re tasked with doing something we don’t like very much. Researches found that people who were asked to do tasks they disliked actually gained a greater appreciation for the activity when they were asked to be mindful and take notice of new things about it.
These qualities mindful people enjoy more than those who go about their tasks mindlessly:
4. Superior work output
Those are really magnificent and impactful outcomes for simply slowing down, focusing your energy, and being more mindful about the work you’re accomplishing!
So how can you make 2017 your best year yet? Embrace some of the positive habits of mindful people.
Cut back on the destructive tendency to multitask, rather focus your efforts. Take a personal inventory and identify the awesome things about yourself that make you unique awesome at what you do. After that, work these simple mindfulness hacks into your daily routine, beginning with a more mindful morning routine and wrapping up each day with a guided meditation to help you power down before bed.