This article takes the opposite tack: how and why you should simply sit and be still. The practice of mindfulness – being fully present and aware of the here and now – leads to successful living and greater fulfillment in all aspects of work and life.
The happiest and most successful people are those who have developed their social and emotional intelligence. They have finely tuned self-knowledge and self-awareness.
- The ability to connect with personal values and principles
- The ability to imbue actions with meaning
- The ability to align emotions with goals
- The ability to keep motivated, focused and on purpose
Honing the skills of awareness requires mindfulness — becoming aware of what’s going on inside and around you on several levels. Mindfulness leads to living in a state of full, conscious awareness of one’s whole self, of other people and the context in which we live and work.
Before you dismiss mindfulness as New Age rhetoric, pay attention to the research. Recent studies in management science, psychology and neuroscience point to the importance of developing mindfulness through the experience of meditation.
This article explores research on the benefits of mindfulness, and how to practice meditation to develop mindfulness skills that result in successful living and greater fulfillment.
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- Mindfulness and Busy People
- The Benefits of Mindfulness
- How to Practice Meditation
- The Restlessness Experience
- Being You
- The Art of Non-achievement
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Article by Patsi Krakoff, Psy.D.
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