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6 Mindfulness Practices For Leaders (And Everyone, Really)

6 Mindfulness Practices For Leaders (And Everyone, Really)

Jun 1, 2014-- As Jon Kabat-Zinn puts it, mindfulness "wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments." If we're not fully present for those moments, we may miss what's most valuable in our lives, both personally and professionally. Simply put, mindfulness is about not living in your head all the time and is about paying attention to where you are, what you're doing, or who you're talking to so that you are in touch with the right here, right now. Research shows that mindfulness reduces stress and increases concentration and clarity. Read on for five simple ways to practice mindfulness to improve your personal and professional life. (120295 reads)


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Take ActionEstablish mindfulness triggers in your daily routine so you can regularly take time to reconnect to the here and now. You could decide to take a moment of silence before each meal to reconnect to and savor the present. Or, you could decide that when the phone rings you will put everything aside and be fully present to the person on the other line. You could also use a desktop mindfulness app to remind you to take a 60 second mindful breathing break every hour during your work day. Find something that works for you!



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