Meditation: The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

A business woman sits at her desk, hands poised in a meditation mudra next to her coffee cup.

Maybe you are a leader looking to improve the wellbeing of your employees, or a young professional brainstorming on how to improve the 9 to 5 environment. Either way we’ve got the low down on why workplace mediation is the answer!

” “Meditation is like a gym in which you

develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”

– Ajahn Brahm

How Will My Employees/Coworkers Benefit?

Millions of people have turned to meditation for its many and varied benefits. This includes improved productivity, (check out this article for more on productivity! stress reduction, mental health improvement, and even strengthens the immune system!

Mindfulness has many forms, however, the most common is the practice of meditation. Even just a five-minute meditation session can replace the tensions of employees with clear minds, and reduce the stress and anxieties of your co-workers. Meditation is proven to improve people’s moods, therefore, improving the workplace environment! Additionally, practicing meditation together can also strengthen the relationships and morale between co-workers. Without a doubt, this makes life go more smoothly for everyone!

What Are Some Useful Moments to Utilize Mindfulness? 

Firstly, start by setting aside anywhere between five and thirty minutes a day that works for most people in the workplace. If a professional guide isn’t in the budget, that’s ok! Alternatively, try a podcast or video that can guide the office through some exercises!

Obviously, a meditation break doesn’t always have to be scheduled! If big decisions and deadlines are approaching in the office, it’s a good idea to do a breathing exercise or a short mediation beforehand. This can help focus the mind and improve rational decision skills.

Another important moment to be mindful is during brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. The research of a Netherlands University found that “a link between mindfulness and creativity, including increased problem-solving skills.”

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