Is your new work normal disruptive, and noisy? With the advent of instant messaging platforms, text messages, plus the social media channels that pull us in - it’s no wonder we struggle to stay focused at work. So, if this is your new work normal and you are nodding your head, this is the podcast for you to listen to.
This week on In Process: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel revisit a previously aired podcast (May, 2016). They were joined by Angela Buttimer and Dennis Buttimer, co-founders of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-being to discuss adding a mindfulness practice into your daily routine to help you enhance your energy, focus and creativity. The couple works with companies, school programs and even hospitals and treatment centers to implement mindfulness and wellbeing practices through yoga and meditation. Everyone benefits from mindfulness practice – it’s not just for yogis anymore!
According to Angela and Dennis “mindfulness is coming back into the present moment over and over again in a spirit of non-judgment and acceptance. It's really waking up to the present moment, and not just in meditation, but in everyday life, so it might be mindful eating, mindful walking, driving, listening, working, etc. It's really that realization that the point of power is always in the present moment.”
During the course of the podcast you will learn about:
- The difference between meditation and mindfulness
- The different styles of meditation
- Why leaders meditate?
- Why mindfulness meditation benefits the workplace and saves businesses money
- What research tells us about the effects of mindfulness on the brain and body
“The only thing you really need is yourself,” says Angela. “That’s the great thing—you don’t actually have to have any equipment. What we do encourage people to do is to create a habit. To do that, we suggest they find the same place and the same time each morning to practice, and that really sets the tone for the day.”
For more of an overview on mindfulness practice, as well as a short guided meditation from our guests, stream this episode of ‘In Process’ below. To download and hear more Conversations About Business in the 21st Century, subscribe to In Process on iTunes.