We live in the age of distraction today. We are continuously bombarded by stimulation in the outside world. We are hooked on to gadgets that constantly give us an overload of information and have our mind running more than required. ‘Multitasking’ has become the way of life, going through the day giving continuous or partial attention to everything we do; eating, interacting with our families, attending meetings, listening to a friend, constantly checking ‘notifications’ on our gadgets, walking and even sleeping! Within moments our attention is scattered and dispersed. Given the realities of today's ‘busyness’, how do we slow down and focus in order to make thoughtful decisions? How do we stay tuned to our bodies and practice the importance of emotional fitness?
We use mindfulness as a tool to build a quality of attention that is strong, clear and stable. This attention is then used to de-construct the physiological aspects of emotions and the conditioned mind.
It also builds on the ability to reflect deeply from ‘as –isness’, work on a wandering mind and expand the range and depth of people’s emotional muscle.
Mindfulness at work focuses on :