Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness at Work

"If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment."
- Daniel Goleman






Wandering attention

Why have a regular mindfulness practice?

Whether we are deep breathing, sitting in meditation, or just moving mindfully through our day, we are in effect building our capacity to witness our body sensations, voice-tracks, and emotions without reacting. There’s a range of practices — from the informal to the formal — that can help us strengthen this ability. (Amy Jen Su, HBR 12.29.15)

Less formal things you can do on your own

Take one deep breath in between meetings. Check in with your body. Commit to doing one activity per day more mindfully. Meditate for two minutes. (Amy Jen Su, HBR 12.29.15)

More formal practices you can try

Body-scan meditation (bringing your attention and awareness to different regions of your body, where you experience the sensations in the body without trying to change or react to anything), sitting meditation, walking meditation, regular body work (e.g., massage, rolfing, etc.), yoga, martial arts. (Amy Jen Su, HBR 12.29.15)

PERMA by Martin Seligman