We’ve all demonstrated some level of presenteeism at work at some point in our jobs. For many of us these are short-lived periods of time when we are not as productive as we usually are due to a variety of reasons. For others, periods of presenteeism can be longer-lasting if the cause goes unaddressed.
Mindfulness meditation is gaining popularity for many types of people. People are using this non-secular type of meditation focused on being present in the moment for many reasons: to reduce stress, increase concentration, become more productive, relax and take time for themselves. There is ample research supporting the benefits of mindfulness and countless individuals who use mindfulness and have had positive experiences with it. We are two of them!
Mindfulness is generally regarded as a positive thing, which is why this article recently published in the New York Times was interesting to us. This article shares a critical view on the broad use of the word “mindful” and of the techniques of mindfulness.