Mindfulness is fundamentally connected to many aspects of human interaction. Scientific evidence recommends it as a top tool in the working context for cultivating a sustainable well-being.
High-achieving women face unique challenges as they ascend the career ladder. Whether we are employed in an organisation or are a female entrepreneur, we might be faced with challenges such as perpetual distraction, sleep dysregulation, F.O.M.O (Fear Of Missing Out), social comparison, and the like, so healthy work-life balance boundaries are easily at risk. It is perfectly normal to feel stressed out, overwhelmed or lacking energy at times. Problems occur when these feelings are constant. Whatever our role - the busy executive, the concerned mother, the loving wife, best friend or daughter - we require a great deal of energy to put in the effort and above all, remain PRESENT for those depending on us.
Mindfulness aims to raise awareness of our innate capacities to improve presence, self-awareness and self-regulation on personal and working relationship levels, as well as the cultivation of healthy ways of dealing with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. It teaches us that most of our worries, thoughts and emotions are transient - they arise and pass over. By learning to become an observer of our inner state, we are able to relax and recognise emotions and thoughts for what they really are. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment in an accepting and non-judgemental way. Put very simply, Mindfulness is meditation, and anyone can learn to to train their mind. According to Harvard papers, most of the time, our minds are wandering — we’re thinking about the future, dwelling on the past, worrying, fantasizing, fretting or daydreaming. Mindfulness meditation brings us back to the present moment, and gives us the tools we need to be less stressed, calmer and kinder to ourselves and others, at work and at home.