3 Reasons to meditate at work

More and more corporate leaders and employees are finding a few moments to meditate during their work day. Find out why... 

How many times have you heard the words “I’m too busy”, “not today” or “I don’t have time for this” —  I’m guessing quite a few? It’s all too familiar in the workplaceBut what if we paused for a moment and allowed ourselves five or 10 minutes to meditate at work? Would it add to the pressure of our day or relieve us of it?

The Harvard Business School along with INSEAD (Europe’s leading business school) have concluded from their research that the two most effective business tools for 21st century executives are meditation and intuition. Research shows the benefits of meditation in the workplace are cumulative; they build on one another, starting with the individual and from there, positively impacting the performance of the business as a whole. 

Some might balk at the prospect of sitting cross-legged with their eyes closed in the office, but there are a few good reasons for doing so. 

1. Improve your focus:

Clarity and the ability to focus on goals are crucial to the success of any business. Both of these are a byproduct of the inner calm and peace that meditation brings.

2. Increase productivity:

Reducing stress in the workplace is an important step towards boosting productivity. Research shows the practice of meditation will help to improve the general productivity in companies of any size or industry. By helping employees at all levels deal with their stress effectively, employees can focus more clearly on their own goals and the goals of the company.

3. Avoid distractions: 

If you are having trouble being present in work situations, meditation is strongly recommended. Meditation has been proven to help with concentration levels and reduces overall fatigue.