Work it: Getting mindful, not mind full

Getting mindful in the service of work isn’t just a bonus; I’d say it’s a requirement for your sanity, productivity, longevity, and “success” (however you define that).

My company was gracious enough to let me pen this piece for its blog about how mindfulness can apply to—and be in the service of—skills that are essential for the future-ready worker. It also provides practical advice for the mindful use of technology both at work and at home.

I’ve been seeking out more and more information about the effects of technology on our brains and, by extension, our behavior. What I’m learning is fascinating and alarming. One piece that affected me greatly is the brilliantly comprehensive and illuminating The Cognition Crisis. I plan to write more about the issues raised by this piece in the very near future but in the meantime, I think it holds particular urgency for all teachers, health care workers, mental health providers, and parents. (Of course I think everyone alive today should read it.)

So I invite you to read my blog piece, share with your company and colleagues, and let me know if you found it helpful.