Mental health issue accounts for over 70 million sick days each year with depression impacting 1 in 5 people. These are scary numbers! There are lots of companies that use meditation and mindfulness to help support staff and promote mental wellbeing. From Google to the Houses of Parliment, lots of organisations are taking mindfulness very seriously, quite simply, because it has a positive impact on individuals with the workplace.
Improved focus – Mindfulness helps improve focus amongst those who practice. It helps you have a clear mind and focus on the task at hand.
Better decision making – Thinking clearer allows us to make better decisions. Mindfulness helps to focus on the present so we can deal with decisions in a more structured and less emotive way.
Productivity – A study carried out researchers observed a 20% increase in productivity when mindfulness was practiced. That is a significant improvement in productivity!
Less sick days – Sick days caused by stress and mental health-related issues are huge. Mindfulness can really help to reduce sick days due to the impact on reducing perceived stress levels.
General happiness – Being able to focus on the present more helps to improve our general happiness. Mindfulness isn’t here to solve all of our problems but it is proven to have a positive impact on our wellbeing.
Give it a try, if you are skeptical or unsure about mindfulness, just have a go and see how you get on. It’s not necessarily going to change your life but step by step you’ll notice the impact.
There are lots of great methods to practice, local workshops and centres, books and apps. Give our mindfulness app a try, it has a great course that helps you to practice and also has a really great method to help you maximise your focus and get feedback as you go along.