The pressure at the workplace is never-ending. From meeting the deadline of the task assigned by the boss to help the manager to catch the right customers, employees are always in a struggle at the workplace to achieve their professional goals. Because of this restless journey, most of the time, they feel overwhelmed, and from time to time, they feel utter disappointment with the job.
Though employees are adopting different methods (exploring the one-hour lunch break, listen to music, funny discussions in the evening tea break, etc.) to come out of this professional frustration, it is disheartening to notice that nothing is helping them on this account.
This is the reason why many innovative companies allow their employees to practice meditation at the office. According to studies, meditation for job performance on a regular basis can train employees’ brains to better process emotion in such a way by increasing focus level, reducing stress, and many more.
Let’s take a look at some of the powerful benefits of practicing meditation at the workplace.
According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say that they need help in learning how to manage stress. Because, when stress remains untreated, it gradually leads to chronic stress or burnout: both can make several physical and mental health consequences for employees.
Meditation is the simplest way to quickly reduce stress and tension at the workplace. Even a ten-minute meditation break is useful to clear employees’ minds.
Social interaction at the workplace is an important aspect in developing employee health and wellness. Practicing meditation at the office together as a group is the best way to boost employee interaction and a sense of unity. Also, this mindfulness helps to improve employees’ ability to manage a healthy relationship by fostering a more positive outlook and attitude.
Since meditation helps relieve stress and tension, it gradually increases employee productivity. The practice of mindfulness enables the brain to focus better on the work, and it leads to make more rational decisions.
Research has found that regular meditation can help boost one’s immune system. According to an article by MindBodyGreen, meditation increases the electrical activity on the left side of the brain. Thus, it can help the immune system to act more efficiently and produce more defense cells.
Studies report that meditation can help decrease feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional exhaustion. This study highlights the effects of an eight-week mindfulness meditation program on healthcare professionals. The program had a positive impact on the participants’ moods, empathy, and stress levels.