Workplace Mindfulness

Corporate and workplace mindfulness has risen in popularity in recent years. It’s not surprising given that research is showing that mindfulness increases focus, productivity, relationships, and happiness levels.

If you’re looking for ways to practice mindfulness when you’re in the grind of day-to-day work, look no further. From concentration tricks, quick mindfulness practices you can use at work, and post-work meditations, to advice on setting boundaries and finding better work-life balance, check out these articles.

slowing down

Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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Why are you so busy

Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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3 Ways to Squeeze in a Post-Work Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

A post-work meditation will help you ease the transition between work and home life, and will generally benefit you and your loved ones tremendously.

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Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

By Melissa Eisler

In this Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy reveals that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how we feel about ourselves. Find out how to gain confidence and lower stress with just two minutes in a power pose.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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EQ Productivity Man

How to Boost Your Productivity with EQ

By Melissa Eisler

It may seem like a stretch to say you can boost your productivity with emotional intelligence. On the surface, emotions don’t seem relevant to productivity. But research will tell you otherwise—EQ plays a significant role getting stuff done.

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emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Emotions in Our Health, Happiness and Productivity

By Melissa Eisler

Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.

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Say No

Why You Should Add the Word "NO" to Your Vocabulary

By Melissa Eisler

No one has enough time to do all of the things they love to do, so life becomes about prioritizing the most important to-dos. If you end up saying YES to everything, you won’t have time for the things that you most value.

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3 minute focus

Snap Into Focus with This 3-Minute Trick

By Melissa Eisler

The routine for finding focus looks different for everyone; it’s important to know what works for you to find that state of centered attention. Make sure to cover these main points the next time you need to concentrate.

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5 Steps to Mindful Goal Setting

By Melissa Eisler

What happens if you set resolutions and goals when your mind isn’t settled? Follow these steps to find focus and make sure your New Year’s goals lead to a productive and happy New Year. 

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Kelly McGonigal Ted Talk

Video: How to Make Stress Your Friend

By Melissa Eisler

Can you actually learn to be better at stress? Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal, discusses how to transform your relationship with stress.

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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How to De-stress in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

It takes less than 5 minutes to get stressed—so we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 11 ways to de-stress in 5 minutes or less.

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Mindful Chores

9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness That Don't Involve Sitting Still

By Melissa Eisler

Combining movement and mindfulness really appeals to Type As. Here are nine activities that’ll get you in the mindful mode.

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It’s All About the Exhale

By Melissa Eisler

When you’re feeling stressed, scattered, or overwhelmed, focusing on the exhale will help neutralize those feelings and settle both the mind and body.

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