Mindfulness

Ten Ways to Be More Mindful at Work
Mindfulness

Ten Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

Mindfulness essentially means moment-to-moment awareness. It’s a mental state that involves living in the present, staying in tune with our surroundings, and being more aware of our feelings, thoughts, and sensations. Being mindful at work can help us to be more focused, attentive to the tasks we do and faster at completing them without any distractions. Here are ten ways to be mindful at work: # Be Consciously Present Instead of being in an autopilot doing the routine work unconsciously, take the mindset of an external observer and be conscious about what we do. By doing this you will be aware of two things: what’s going on inside you and what’s happening around you. Our human mind is a wanderer and we get random thoughts that take our attention away. By being consciously pre...
Facts about digital overload
Mindfulness

Facts about digital overload

A new study from Microsoft Corp. proves that our attention span is reduced to 8 seconds, which is less than that of a goldfish which has 9 seconds attention span. Attention span is defined as ‘the amount of concentrated time on a task without becoming distracted’. People now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain. We live in a time of information overload. Desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded with so many messages and alerts that even when we want to focus, it’s nearly impossible. Our distractions are just a click away. A new piece of research, “The Attentional Cost of Receiving a Cell Phone Notification,” reports that the reverberations of new notifications can distra...