Not just for personal use

Feb 21, 2023

Mindfulness is a popular buzzword today. We hear about the importance of being fully present and in the moment while being intentional with our actions and thoughts in our personal lives. Did you know that practicing mindfulness in your workplace is just as beneficial? A Detroit study found that employee productivity increases by 120% when meditation is practiced at work.

How can mindfulness help you to be more present for your business and clients?

Improve decision-making

We are constantly making decisions throughout the day. Some decisions may be trivial, like what to have for lunch or what color shirt to wear. However, others have a more significant impact on our day and business itself. The more decisions we have to make, the harder it can be to actually make one. Practicing mindfulness can help calm the noise in our heads so we can focus on the question at hand and make the best decision possible.

Be creative

Thinking outside the box and generating new ideas are essential for your business. Being creative with your marketing and sales strategies will help to set you apart from other agents and increase your business. When you have a lot on your mind and are not able to focus, it can be hard to get those creative juices flowing. Eliminating distractions like emails, texts, or social media will help clear your mind and reduce stress so you can channel your creativity.

Increase empathy and listen

Being sensitive to the needs and experiences of your clients will allow you to relate to and better serve them. One way to do that is by actively listening. Quieting all of the chatter in your head when you are having a conversation with a client or prospective client can make the difference in having a meaningful conversation and fully understanding their needs. This will also allow you to focus on your clients as individuals and tailor your sales approach directly to them. When people feel they are being heard, it will lead to building a trusting relationship between the two of you.

Improve focus

Distractions are all around us during the day. From emails to coworkers to kids, it can take a lot of work to stay focused on the tasks at hand. Constant interruptions can make completing a project difficult, especially when it is a task that you are uninterested in. Trying to power through and work nonstop can backfire at times. Our bodies are not meant to be sitting all day long and our minds wander. Try taking regular breaks throughout your day. According to Desktime.com, the most productive employees work for 52 minutes and then take a 17-minute break. During the 52 minutes of work, they are dedicated and focused on the tasks at hand. While during the break time, they are removed from their work and able to give their mind the rest it needs to continue when they return to their work.

Incorporating mindfulness into your daily work routine can be a game-changer. If you find yourself losing focus, feeling stressed, or just needing to move, take a break and try to take some deep breaths to help center yourself. Allow your mind and body to find the calm it needs to be the best version of yourself for both you and your clients. For more ideas on ways to incorporate mindfulness into your day, view our Wellness Webinar on Intentional Grounding.

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