Mindfulness for business
Having looked in my earlier blog post at how mindfulness might benefit your wider business, you might then be thinking, “How might this benefit me personally at work?”
The key points are:
Mindfulness Leaves Us Better Equipped To Deal With Stress
Since work can often be a huge trigger for stress, mindfulness and meditation are a really positive and effective way to help deal with this. Whilst this won’t be a “magic bullet” to remove all stress from your life, being able to manage stress more effectively, and react to perceived sources of stress more appropriately, are two of the key benefits. This should leave you more able to try and face a day’s work with calmness and presence, even if you don’t feel that your day is a particularly calm one!
Mindfulness Leaves Us Better Able To Deal With Criticism
Not an easy one, since none us are ever thrilled to receive criticism about our work. However, if we can deal with this mindfully and reflectively, and to know when this might well be warranted, or indeed when it is not, this again helps in tackling work in a more effective way.
Mindfulness Makes You A Better Leader
We all know that in some organisations, you don’t have to be a manager to be a “leader”. However, whether you have a formal job title, or whether you are someone in the company who inspires others to do better, a “leader” will be someone who has focus, who listens, and who encourages their colleagues not to panic in the face of adversity. We have these qualities in all of us, and they can be further developed with mindfulness and meditation.