Imagine being able to rewire your brain’s functionality whenever you feel a burnout coming on. Meditation is not magic; it simply stems from your ability to practice mindfulness and switching your day off temporarily and hitting the refresh button. Most employees and leaders complain of stress and impending pressure to perform, and many workplaces have adopted meditation in their daily routine to beat the grind. Read on to see why!
Your brain’s ability to create newer and healthier neurons is facilitated by a few minutes of meditation daily. The brain’s center of memory, intelligence and learning are boosted and your ability to perform multiplies instantly!
The simple act of meditation strengthens the brain’s most used pathways and engages the least used ones too. Who wouldn’t want an instant upgrade? Check out this video to see more of what neuroscientists found out about the love story between meditation and the brain. A stronger brain means a stronger you!
Meditate Together to Stay Together:
Some studies show that meditating in the workplace increases employee engagement, satisfaction, and teamwork. Researchers have also observed increased creativity and improved problem-solving skills. Workplace bonds create loyalty and fraternity, and meditation sessions during work hours seem to foster that; a happy team ensures employee retention and a healthier social environment. Win-win for all!
Hocus, Pocus, Focus!
You have several post-its with “to-do” lists pinned on your desk, a file staring right at you, and 10 tabs open in your head – crazy, isn’t it? Stress and anxiety tax our ability to focus and lower energy levels. Meditation helps employees in controlling their response to stress by volumizing the brain’s cortex which assigns attentional resources – meaning you’re going to be better at ignoring stressful thoughts and attending better to your work!
Various workplaces are investing in their employees’ mental health. Some have hired performance coaches, introduced “personal days” off, and even renovated their architecture. Since we care, we won’t leave you hanging, check out this article to quickly meditate at your desk and have a productive day!
Jennifer Castro is a Health Educator & Patient Advocate who specializes in Women's Health & Vestibular Disorders. Coach Jenny is working towards becoming Board Certified while working as an Instructional Team Member for the College of Health Solutions at ASU. She also works as an Insurance Broker providing insurance solutions for small business & office settings, employee benefits and workplace wellness options