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Can Mindful Meditation Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress?

Source | Linkedin | Aparna Pathak | Mindful Leadership | Happiness Coach | Psychosomatic & Lifestyle Management| Behavioral Change| Emotional Intelligence

Working for long hours can be draining, isn’t it? That’s one of the common concerns shared by my coachees.

If you too have the same complaint, then this article definitely is for you.

Indeed! More often than not, working for long hours can quite easily lead to physical and mental fatigue, resulting in boredom, lack of focus, decision making and creativity too suffers. This can as well impact your relationship with your family as well as colleagues due to the lack of empathy that you may end up showing, when under stress.

2011 study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign agreed and researchers confirmed that “The brain is built to detect and respond to change.” In other words, our brains literally stop responding to something that is constant and unchanging — like that report you’ve been staring at for the past two hours. As a result, “prolonged attention to a single task actually hinders performance.”

Now, the question that naturally surfaces next is; is there any way to reduce the impact on one’s physical, emotional and mental health as well as improve one’s productivity largely, if not completely?

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