When is the last time you were derailed by something in your immediate environment?
It happens to us all from time to time. Perhaps you were having a reasonably good day until someone nearby did something or said something that triggered you, robbing you of your concentration and focus. While we all have the innate ability to be present and stay grounded, the pace at which we work, and the demands being put upon us make it increasingly more challenging to access that quality.
Being present (mindful) is about staying fully aware of where we are and what we’re doing in the moment, such that we don’t overly reactive to or get overwhelmed by what’s happening around us. It means that, while we acknowledge what is happening—what we’re thinking and feeling in any given moment, we are not totally derailed by it.
Learning to be more present to ourselves helps to…
• Adapt more quickly and easily to new situations/demands
• Increase energy on days we’re dragging
• Absorb new information more readily
• Find solutions to problems more easily/quickly
• Access creativity with greater ease
• Be more empathetic for, and patient with others
Just yesterday, I met a wonderful colleague who has developed a phenomenal program for helping organisations and teams develop greater mindfulness at work. I hope soon to become part of her team! Check out what she’s doing I have no doubt that ANY organisation will benefit from her program! Here’s the link: http://wisdomtolead.co/mbl-course