Different mindfulness practices around the world


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Bringing mindfulness to your career

Interest in mindfulness training and applying mindfulness at work is growing steadily. "Nothing provides more opportunities than the workplace for us to feel discouraged, disappointed, bored, overwhelmed, envious, embarrassed, anxious, irritated, outraged, and afraid to say what we really feel," says Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Leah Weiss. Yet learning to be mindful can put us in "a much better position to change a bad situation" by helping us to respond more creatively to life...
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How to use mindfulness to manage your money better

Although 'mindfulness' and 'meditation' go hand-in-hand, they're not the same thing. Mindfulness meditation is one of several forms of mediation and although meditation is the most direct way to cultivate mindfulness, you can bring mindfulness to your daily activities without the meditation. Mindfulness means bringing your full awareness in a non-judgmental way to whatever you're experiencing, to be fully present in the moment. And, according to mindfulness coaches, regular practice offers numer...
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Is negativity bias sabotaging your success?

Many of us have a natural tendency to react more intensely to negative experiences, comments, interactions, thoughts, and feelings, than to equally strong positive ones. This negativity bias served an evolutionary purpose in keeping our caveman ancestors acutely aware of threats to their survival. Although it's no longer needed to serve that purpose, our brains are still wired for negativity. The tendency to detect and dwell more on the negative can adversely impact your performance, relationshi...
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Here’s what mindfulness is (and isn’t) good for

There are numerous claims about the multiple benefits of mindfulness. Although many studies fall short of the standards required for medical research, there are rigorous studies that do provide solid evidence to support some of the claims, writes Daniel Goldman. Mindfulness improves your awareness of being in the present and helps you accept your thoughts and feelings by observing them without judgment. In this article, Goleman shares how regular practice of mindfulness can strengthen your focus...
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2 practical ways to build the mental toughness you need in business -- and in life

There are striking similarities between sports and business, and your success in either relies on continually improving your performance. In life, as well as in sports or business, achieving your goals requires hard work, determination, perseverance, and resilience to overcome setbacks and recover from failure. Former NFL linebacker Matt Mayberry says the resilience instilled in him during his football career has greatly impacted his life as an entrepreneur. “Mental toughness is something that y...
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Mind your management: How to be a more mindful leader

There’s increasing awareness of how mindful leadership can benefit individuals and organizations. Individuals who practice mindfulness find it enhances their mental clarity, improves focus, and increase creativity, while organizations are using mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace and help employees adapt to change. This article explores how leaders can adopt mindfulness principles to improve their effectiveness. [ Read the full article on businessnewsdaily.com ]
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