Shared the what, the how’s and the why of mindfulness practice and debunked myths and negative connotations that have been developed over time.
it seemed more women were interested in taking this further and truly learning how to be more grounded, in centre and calm so as to be able to handle the pressure and stress differently, – and inevitable actually reducing this.
Mindfulness in the Foxtel workplace
Mindfulness is about being present in the moment. It can be done anywhere, at anytime. It’s about taking absolute concentrated notice of what you are doing, whether it is eating, playing or breathing.
Mindfulness is often confused with meditation. Whilst both can be done simultaneously, they are two different things. Over time mindfulness has often been tossed aside as a ‘hippy’ practice, but as more focus is placed on mental health in the media, mindfulness has become a powerful tool to help people with anxiety, stress, clarity or connection.
Of particular interest is mindfulness in the workplace and its impact on female leadership. Whilst the benefits of mindfulness on a personal level can have a spill over effect onto the workplace, it can also directly impact job performance.
Numerous studies have been conducted that show mindfulness can improve executive performance, and particularly female leadership by decreasing inhibition, provide clarity for better decision making, increasing worker engagement and decreasing work related stressors.
We examined these factors at the Foxtel presentation on the Effects of Mindfulness in the Workplace and in particular how it can impact female leadership.
Many women in the audience were open and curious about practicing mindfulness. I believe that it is a key tool in facilitating women’s empowerment and improving female leadership. By incorporating mindfulness into their lives, it empowers women in leadership to build resilience, live more fully and embrace their purpose.
Mindfulness also impacts female leadership connection. It helps you feel more connected to yourself, the world and your purpose. Using this to your advantage and by showing up as more authentic and courageous in your job allows you to lead with a sense of clarity and compassion.