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Being mindful means that you are able to pay attention in the moment while maintaining relaxation, a state of self-control in which someone is aware of their feelings and emotions, and is able to think clearly, identify issues and stay on track both mentally and emotionally. In that way, mindfulness not only helps you personally but also with managing your team in the best possible way. Your team is following your example so the more prepare you are to handle situations you are ultimately inspiring your staff to do the same.
Mindfulness has also been associated with emotional intelligence, the “ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.”
5 facts about mindfulness
-Anyone can do it: Mindfulness requires practice but it’s easy to learn and anyone can benefit from it.
-It frees the mind: Being a PM means that your mind is full of thoughts and you are constantly planning, reflecting, and developing strategies for the practice. Mindfulness will help you be fully present and see the world in a different perspective.
-Gives you new ideas: Apart from all the anxiety, worrying, and stress we all have uncovered ideas and creative thoughts waiting to be investigated. “Practicing mindfulness clears away the mental chatter and makes way for new creativities to emerge. Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not a trait or a skill; it is a state of mind.” (rtor.org,2018)
-Improves your ability to focus: It might be hard to focus when you start, but practice makes perfect and with time you will notice that you have greater control over concentration.
-You don’t need to change: Practices that require people to change who they are have proven to be unsuccessful. On the contrary, mindfulness will help you bring out the best of you as well as discover traits you didn’t know you have.
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