Many research projects have looked at the impact of mindfulness upon Resilience and upon other cognitive characteristics. Besides building up your resilience, mindfulness is shown to have other positive benefits. All for just 10 minutes on four days per week. What have you started to noticed about yourself?
Mindfulness builds resilience so that people are better able to deal with stress and pressure. There are many reasons why people can feel stressed – too much work, slipping behind, feeling that we are not as good as our colleagues or feeling that we are unable to produce work to the quality we want. Some are particularly stressed by feeling that they are letting people down or not reaching the expectations of others or not reaching their own expectations. Yet a mindful approach can allow us to pause, to avoid becoming overwhelmed by such feelings or by the anxieties that may be generated in such situations and so that we are more able to decide on a sensible way forward.
If you are experiencing any of these issues then please access the Pressure and Stress sessions within the Rezl toolbox.
Mindfulness is shown to increase concentration so that we are not distracted and this increases productivity and reduces mistakes. Studies have shown a significant reduction in errors by people trained in mindfulness.
Mindfulness makes people more open to the views of others so that ideas are not dismissed or ignored and mindful people are more prepared to consider the ideas and concerns of others. Research has shown that teams with mindful team-members are more effective and more likely to collaborate towards achieving team goals.
Mindfulness increases empathy. Mindful people are more likely to respond to others with compassion and understanding meaning that mindful team members are more supportive of their colleagues leading to better outcomes.
Many studies show that mindfulness improves self-esteem. We can see that self-compassion is an import trait and being more able to avoid becoming overwhelmed by our emotions increases self-confidence and builds our self-esteem.
Mindfulness can increase life satisfaction with an outlook that is less driven by ego. We are less likely to compare ourselves with others and end up feeling negative about our lives, our jobs etc.
A study showed that the three measures of Job satisfaction were improved by an average of 18% as a result of a mindfulness programme.
Mindfulness based congestive therapy has not only been designed to help everyone improve their resilience but also help those experiencing anxiety and depression. It helps avoid emotional responses to situations that may trigger episodes of anxiety or depression and helps people to remain objective when such reactions arise.
Similarly the techniques of mindfulness have been shown to be effective in those dealing with chronic pain or even conditions like tinnitus.
Studies of change management situations, involving jobs, systems and processes – have shown that mindfulness significantly increases people’s capacity to deal with stress and change positively. Where “no change” is not an option, it is important to embrace the change process….positively.