Why Google Encourages Mindfulness At Work

Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea. ~ Frederick Saunders

Would it surprise you to know that more people at work say that they are left feeling exhausted, unfocused, unproductive, unhealthy, and burnt out at the end of the day.

It is a sad fact that job stress is a major and debilitating problem in people’s lives, and modern working environments with the “get it done faster” mentality and all the distraction that email and instant messaging brings seem to be making the matter worse.

People are losing their ability to focus for even 10 minutes on any one thing at a time and this distracted approach to work can cost workers up to 40% in terms of efficiency and productivity.

It may not be a major surprise that mindfulness has been shown to help us reduce stress and be more productive in the workplace. This is the reason companies like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Aetna, among many others have begun bringing mindfulness programs into the workplace ~ Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D

This great little video give some great ideas about how to use self-awareness and self-observation to help manage your time in a more constructive and effective way.


In addition this really great article Outsmart Your Stress and Be More Effective at Work by author and Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, recommends a number of techniques and resources that will help you regain control of your time in a healthy and mindful way.

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