“Yup. She’s out there again.” I can hear you saying it now. Kim’s really stretching her mindful journey to a whole other realm. Galactic exploration aside, let’s talk about fitness. How do you build a better, stronger body and at the same time, advance your career?
You guessed it—mindfulness.
First of all, mindfulness is good for our bodies. A study conducted under the guidance of Jon Kabat-Zinn proved that, after just eight weeks of training, practicing mindfulness meditation boosts one’s immune system and ability to fight off illness.
Sports psychology states that focus—attained through the practice of mindfulness—helps you build a stronger and leaner body.
Okay, so now that we know the secret to building a better body is mindfulness, how does it advance our careers? You got it—improved focus, concentration, productivity, reduced stress and better interpersonal relationships. Research has found that it increases density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation and empathy.
I don’t care how tough you are. If you don’t build these professional skills, your fuse will fizzle.
So now do you understand why the mindful journey is so important? Why it can help us build a better body and career? Let’s talk and get you started on the journey of a lifetime.
Personal Challenge: Build a better body and career with mindfulness.
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