This week’s roundup of international mindful news all in one place waiting for you to ignite your mind!

 

 

Is It Time To Retrain Your Brain? Principles Of Mindful Leadership

Is there often so much on your to-do list that you feel as if you don’t have a free moment to step back and acknowledge or value your progress (or your team’s)? From increased productivity to improved employee experience, there’s a strong case for introducing mindfulness in the workplace.

Just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve verbal learning and memory processes, study finds

New scientific research published in the journal Memory & Cognition provides evidence that a brief mindfulness meditation exercise can enhance verbal learning. “A number of studies have shown that mindfulness can improve cognitive abilities, including certain verbal abilities. However, little research has examined how mindfulness can affect verbal learning and memory.

The Unexpected Psychological Benefits Of Aerobic Fitness

Longstanding research has found that exercise that increases our cardiovascular activity brings a number of health benefits, including lowered blood pressure; improved cardiovascular health; strengthening of the immune system; regulation of weight; and moderation of blood sugar. Interestingly, it appears that vigorous aerobic activity (maintaining more than 60% of aerobic capacity) brings greater cardiovascular health benefit than moderate activity.

How to be mindful and proactive at the same time

Mindful means being in the moment, while proactive means thinking and working ahead. Both are important for your career, but they seem to contradict each other. Can you be mindful and proactive at the same time? To be mindful and proactive, leaders must create separate space for both activities, says David Shanklin, managing director of culture solutions at CultureIQ, a culture management company.

More than half of UK employees experience daily stress at work

More than half (54%) of employees in the UK suffer from stress in the workplace, according to research by Mindful WorkLife and Gorkana Surveys. The online study, which canvassed the views of 100 UK respondents in November 2019, also found a further quarter (25%) of employees suffered from stress during working hours at least once […]