Mindfulness is a powerful tool for even the most successful entrepreneurs.
HOW DOES MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CHANGE YOUR BRAIN?
This mind-altering positive practice is nothing new. Buddhist monks have been using it for centuries. By entering a catatonic state of mindfulness, they are able to experience tranquility, insight and inhibited focus.
BUILDING THE CASE FOR MINDFULNESS
You may not think of hustling entrepreneurs as those who carve out time for mindfulness meditation. However, you would be surprised how widely mindfulness is practiced among the most innovative minds today.
EFFECT OF MINDFULNESS
IN THE WORKPLACE
If one cannot completely focus, their idea mill may be clouded with other daily issues, thus impeding their creative flow. One of the most effective benefits of mindfulness meditation is gaining a higher level of focus. Buzzes, vibrations and dings of incoming emails, social media and chat platforms can all distract you from what is most important. The good news is that mindfulness can help.
COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY UNDER STRESS
BUSYNESS IS A NOT A BADGE OF HONOR.
Another important trait of successful entrepreneurs is effective communication, especially under stress. If you can hone your communication skills, you will be sure to see more professional success and personal growth. What once kept us safe from physical, predatory threats is now making us stressed and anxious when dealing with mental threats, such as a client negotiation or investor oversight.
Mindfulness meditation can turn this stress on its head and allow you to communicate effectively in any situation. Instead of avoiding daily issues, you can confront them with the cool-headedness needed to facilitate success. I’ve found that whenever I am in a difficult situation, it’s easier to take a step back and meditate if possible before tackling it head-on. After all, if you can communicate your ideas effectively, they may never come to fruition.
What Mindfulness Can Do For You
ENHANCED FOCUS AND PRODUCTIVITY
A mindful approach allows your employees to become aware of new things, to adjust their perspective, and to incorporate more context into how they process information. It removes distractions by helping employees to be ‘in’ the moment.
BETTER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
A powerful weapon in the battle for employee wellbeing and in efforts to develop a healthier, more satisfied workforce. The increased adoption of mindfulness in the corporate world has helped to provide research to back up the claims that it can provide lasting benefits to employees’ minds and bodies.
Taking a moment to be mindful may not seem like a big deal. But if that moment is the start of a chain reaction in a workplace full of mindful people, it could ultimately prove to a moment that is very well spent.
BETTER DECISION MAKING
Mindfulness training helps leaders to measure and manage their lives as they’re living it. It helps them to take a second to process a thought before reacting. It may not seem like much but the ongoing application of this technique can actually help to reprogram the way we think.
APPS THAT PROMOTE MINDFULNESS
- Stop, Breathe and Think
- Smiling mind