The ability to be fully present in the moment and to create space for your emotions, reactions and thoughts is important. Especially at work. That’s exactly why you need to practice mindfulness, which uses breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and reduce stress.

Mindfulness in the workplace boosts productivity, increases resilience and improves your emotional well-being. It makes you intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without judgment. And the more aware you are about yourself, the easier it is to achieve excellence.

Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing Mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Mindfulness at work boosts productivity, increases resilience and improves your emotional well-being. Practicing Mindfulness makes  you intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without judgment. And the more aware you are about yourself, the easier it is to achieve excellence. Practicing Mindfulness at work helps you remain calm in tense situations and come up with rational solutions.

Mindfulness skills need to be practiced and consciously followed. An effective way to enhance mindfulness at work is to meditate and remain calm at all times. Stress is the greatest enemy of mindfulness at work. The goal of Practicing Mindfulness isn’t to stop thinking, or to empty the mind. Rather, the point is to pay close attention to your physical sensations, thoughts and emotions in order to see them more clearly, without making so many assumptions, or making up stories.

Other Thrive Skills under THINK are Overcoming Bias, Optimistic Outlook, Intellectual Rigor, Intellectual Curiosity, Informed Decision Making, Cultivating Foresight, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Agility, Assimilating Knowledge and Big-Picture Thinking.

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