Mindfulness and Productivity: Finding balance in a hectic world

By Pooja Mourya

Trying to keep up with deadlines, meetings, and the never-ending flow of emails, we professionals frequently find ourselves in a continual hurry and bustle. Maintaining work-life balance becomes difficult, let alone finding time for self-care

One of the robust solutions to this chaos is the practice of mindfulness. To navigate our busy lives while creating balance, a blend of mindfulness and productivity is a pressing priority. Being completely in the moment and judgment-free is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness involves developing awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Everyone wants to accomplish more in less time by pushing and multitasking. This creates burnout and a decline in creativity.

Mindfulness and productivity should co-exist for an efficient life. Practicing mindfulness activities like meditation, attention to your senses, going for a nature walk, taking mini breaks throughout the day, deep breathing, taking time out for hobbies, creating a journal, and self-compassion will bring peace and well-being to our lives. To stay productive, treat your health well, unplug social media, write a to-do list, practice time management and optimism, embrace flexibility, decompress on weekends, stay consistent, and focus on one task at a time. Multitasking will water down all your efforts, so apply complete focus to each instead.

Mindfulness can change organizational cultures and produce a more peaceful and effective work environment.

The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

                                 – Sakyong Mipham