What is Meditation as a practise of Mindfulness?

What is Meditation as a practise of Mindfulness?

Meditation is a practice that requires mindfulness. Contrary to what some people believe, its goal is not to empty the mind of thoughts, but to experience them objectively. That is to say, you experience your thoughts, feelings, and memories as if they were leaves floating down a stream. You watch them all come and go, holding on to nothing. You pay attention only to the moment you’re living in, but it’s a deep attention, which accepts both the painful and the pleasant experiences. Source In practice, some people try guided meditations, in which a 3rd party helps them to direct their focus on different aspects of the moment they’re experiencing. Others […]

Why Mindfulness?

Why Mindfulness?

“I’m so busy, I don’t have time to slow down”: the mantra of our times in this always-connected world. Source Technology promises to make our lives easier, faster and simpler.  But, it’s made our world exceedingly unfocused and overwhelming.  Smartphones and laptops mean there’s no division between work and home.  Our brains, which grow linearly, are overloaded by the exponential complexity of technology, which deteriorates our focus and performance capacity. How do we overcome compounding distractions and evolve into higher-performing individuals?   Enter the science of mindfulness.  MINDFULNESS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE  Mindfulness is a systematic approach to reprogram our brain and master ourselves to always perform at our peak. Through conscious attention to your mind, body […]

Engagement Ideas that actually make sense (especially in Greece)

Engagement Ideas that actually make sense (especially in Greece)

Employees are the most important part of any organisation. Employees at every level should feel motivated and happy to give their best to their responsibilities. Engaging them helps a company achieve this, which in turn leads to the company’s success.   In our previous article we connected the dots between what engagement is, its importance, some of the broader results it can bring along and provided a wide approach to it. Now, let’s look at few great ideas that can be implemented locally and connect the dots with Wellness this time! Source Employees need something for motivation (Besides money) Consider any sport. Sure, the winners make money. But what drives […]

Employee Engagement – The What, Why’s n Results

Employee Engagement – The What, Why’s n Results

Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organisation to give of their best each day, committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being.   According to David Macleod: “This is about how we create the conditions in which employees offer more of their capability and potential”. Employee engagement is based on trust, integrity, two way commitment and communication between an organisation and its members. It is an approach that increases the chances of business success, contributing to organisational and individual performance, productivity and well-being. It can be measured. It varies […]

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change your brain.   She explains: Source: Health Science Journal.gr  & remedyspot.com Q: Why did you start looking at meditation and mindfulness and the brain? Lazar: A friend and I were training for the Boston marathon. I had some running injuries, so I saw a physical therapist who told me to stop running and just stretch. So I started practicing yoga as a form of […]

Eight Ideas to Reduce Employee Stress for Free

Eight Ideas to Reduce Employee Stress for Free

Keeping employee stress levels low is a common interest among business owners and managers. The less overwhelmed by stress employees are, the more productive they can be. Unfortunately, there’s not usually a big budget set aside for office stress relief. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we go over 8 ideas for free office stress relief.    Offices aren’t the most relaxing places. Far from it. That is, unless you find countless meetings and deadlines relaxing. It’s not just offices themselves. Work’s just stressful. Always has been, and probably always will be. Try as we might, the more we invest money in open layouts, feng shui, or rewards, […]

Six Corporate Health and Wellness Topics

Six Corporate Health and Wellness Topics

Envisioning corporate wellness programs is one thing – implementing them with success and high employee participation is another! Keeping in mind that the participation levels will either ‘make it’ or ‘break it’, we must always strive to make them meaningful and practical when we set them forward. In this article, we’ll cover six ideas including fitness, stress management, nutrition and more. Source: IncorporateMassage.com   1. Food and Nutrition Finding ways to eat healthy food with a busy work/life schedule can be tough. Some people struggle with knowing what kinds of foods are best for their body, others may want to know more about portion controls, or simple ways to clean […]

Five Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today (by Forbes)

Five Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today (by Forbes)

Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage, one-hour massage or a four-hour spa day. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out and eating healthy. Study after study keeps touting the benefits of massage. As a result, many executives are changing their mindset from thinking of massage as a nice treat to thinking of massage as an essential item in their routine that helps them perform at the top of their game.    Here are five reasons why you should stop making […]

Top 6 Apps for Employee Recognition

Top 6 Apps for Employee Recognition

Όλοι γνωρίζουμε πόσο σημαντική είναι η αναγνώριση των εργαζομένων για τη διατήρηση του υψηλού ηθικού. Και οι εταιρείες σήμερα έχουν τόνους επιλογών, όταν πρόκειται για την αυτοματοποίηση της ανατροφοδότησης των εργαζομένων (feedback). Σε αυτό το άρθρο, θα εξετάσουμε τα κορυφαία 6 προγράμματα ανατροφοδότησης και αναγνώρισης προσωπικού που μπορείτε να αγοράσετε, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των χαρακτηριστικών και την τιμή της κάθε λύσης.   Οι εφαρμογές και το λογισμικό που ενσωματώνουν ανατροφοδότηση των εργαζομένων και σύστηματα ανταμοιβής φέρνουν την αναγνώριση των εργαζομένων στη σύγχρονη εποχή. Τα προϊόντα αυτά επιτρέπουν στους HR Specialists την αυτοματοποίηση και βελτίωση των συστημάτων αξιολόγησης και αναγνώρισης των εργαζομένων τους. Όλες οι πληροφορίες είναι εμπιστευτικές στο προφίλ της κάθε εταιρείας. […]

Using Employee Recognition to Drive Success

Using Employee Recognition to Drive Success

Αναρωτιέστε ποιο είναι το όλο θέμα με την αναγνώριση των εργαζομένων; Πρόσφατες μελέτες δείχνουν ότι εκφράζοντας εκτίμηση για το έργο των εργαζομένων μπορεί να επηρεάσει τη συνολική παραγωγικότητα της επιχείρησής σας. Δείτε πώς η εκτίμηση των εργαζομένων μπορεί να οδηγήσει την επιχείρησή σας να είναι πιο επιτυχημένη και πώς να ξεκινήσετε.   Προγράμματα Αναγνώρισης Υπαλλήλων: Πώς να πάτε μπροστά λέγοντας Ευχαριστώ Η αναγνώριση των εργαζομένων είναι κάτι περισσότερο από ένα ελαφρύ χτύπημα στην πλάτη. Ένα ισχυρό πρόγραμμα εκτίμησης μπορεί να βελτιώσει την ευτυχία των εργαζομένων, να βοηθήσει να κρατήσετε τους καλούς εργαζόμενους, και ναι…ακόμη και να επηρεάσει τη συνολική απόδοση της εταιρείας. Όπως αναφέρθηκε πρόσφατα από την ‘Society for Human […]