Chances are you’ll check your phone or flick off a quick email while you read this. You’re getting things done, right? Wrong. Research now shows that multitasking — hailed in our über-busy culture as an essential skill you should master, or face being left behind — achieves far less than you think.
There is no doubt about it: we are living through a time of great change. It is hard to see what the future holds politically, economically and socially – and all of this uncertainty is stressful. It can feel challenging but it can also be a source of opportunity. So how do we remain open and positive in these circumstances? Incorporating recovery strategies into our busy days can make an enormous difference. It is our constant under-recovery that leads to chronic stress
LiveWorkWell’s Susan Peacock co-authored a chapter in the book Mindfulness in the Workplace, telling the story of how she introduced mindfulness training at Publicis – one of the world’s largest advertising agencies – in 2012, at a time when the concept ‘still conjured up images of mountain tops, faraway retreats and mysticism’.
As the likes of Apple, Google, Heinz, P&G and Unilever offer mindfulness training to staff, these articles explore the role of mindfulness in the workplace
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