Over the past six months I’ve been running online group guided Meditations for APAC workplaces who want to bring their teams together and support wellbeing. The program includes twice weekly 30-minute sessions scheduled in everyone’s diary so it becomes part of their workday and not something ‘extra’ they need to do. This has helped people create time and space for themselves in a way that shows they are truly supported to get involved by their workplace.
Here are some benefits of regular meditation in this article from entrepreneur: Why Meditation Works Wonders for Better Workplace ProductivityMeditation.
Reduces stress: When one is mentally strained, the stress hormone Cortisol releases inflammation-promoting chemicals known as cytokines. These, in turn, disrupt sleep, and promote depression, anxiety, fluctuating blood pressure, and cloudy thinking. Meditation helps regulate sleep, controlling the cortisol hormone and promoting the release of happy hormones like endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. This, in turn, helps employees be stress-free, which allows them to be highly productive, as well!
Enhanced creativity: Despite common perception, working in a corporate sphere requires individuals to be extremely creative. Be it the competition one faces, or the crude marketing ideologies that every company comes up with, creativity alone can act as one’s saving grace. Meditation, in this regard, has been proven by science to greatly promote creativity.
Calms down the mind: When you meditate regularly, you learn to redirect your attention, and control your emotional impulses, as well as get rid of temptations. As such, it helps in calming your spirit and mind, which is extremely useful for increasing your focus, which further helps enhance one’s productivity at work.
Improves self-awareness: Despite the lack of knowledge about the same, self-awareness is just as important as awareness of one’s surroundings. Meditation helps promote self-awareness greatly, which enables one to be completely aware of one’s emotions, feelings, thoughts, and everything happening inside of the mind. This helps employees gain increased self-control, which promotes confidence, as well.
Improves relationships: A good team is imperative to achieving outstanding results, and meditation plays a tremendous role in helping enable better communication and understanding, which improves interpersonal relationships. Workplace meditation not only improves the bond between team members, but also promotes better team engagement and improved mental health for everyone, thereby resulting in increased productivity, among other things.
Get in touch if you’d like to discuss a program for your team.