The 4 P's
Mindfulness relieves workplace stress and anxiety
Oh, stress. We meet again. And, unfortunately our friend stress is not going anywhere. As long as humans exist, stress will live a long life on this planet. The goal is not to get rid of stress (let’s be real, that’s impossible), but to change our relationship with it. Mindfulness and meditation can help us do just that.
This systematic review of 23 studies on the “effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on employees’ mental health” found that meditation:
Mindfulness improves your mood
You know the feeling of those mornings where the coffee is brewed just right and nothing can get you down? Well, mindfulness can’t make everyday a walk on sunshine but adding a practice to your routine sure can help promote a positive mood.
According to this study performed on non-experienced meditators, short daily meditations decreased negative moods and increased emotional regulation responses. This means that meditating daily helps us regulate our emotions, so we can be less reactive, especially to negative experiences, and as a result, our mood becomes more positive overall.
Mindfulness improves memory function
Do you ever wonder why your brain can remember all the lyrics to your favorite song from ten years ago but can’t remember where your keys are every other day? Well, we don’t have an answer for that, but we can offer a tactic to make room to remember both things.
This study linked in the above paragraph, also found that 8 weeks of brief daily meditation enhanced:
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We hope you enjoyed taking a look at the science that drives what we do. . We look forward to diving into even more of the incredible benefits meditation can yield in both your personal and professional life in our next two blogs. In the meantime, check out our easy “belly breath” tutorial, and stay tuned!
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Co-author: Nicki Butler
Co-author: Rebecca Kurdziolek
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