Mindfulness is a psychological process of keeping your focus in the present, and what you are experiencing now, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. It’s a skill that can be developed, much like any other, and it’s one that many modern entrepreneurs are embracing, because of its benefits in the workplace. Justin Cobb gave us some tips on using ideas from mindfulness to benefit your career as an entrepreneur.
It doesn’t matter whether you work from a laptop on your kitchen table or a corner office in the city. Wherever you are working, make that space a tidy and organized space. Many studies have shown that a tidy environment leads to a well-organized and better-focused mind. Clear out all that clutter, and keep only the items you need to work at your best.
Everyone has heard of that one CEO who sleeps 4 hours a night and works the rest of the time. Unfortunately, this ability is genetic, and not everyone has it. Trying to emulate these people without the relevant gene will just lead to burnout and bad health. We need the amount of sleep that we need, and your body will quickly let you know when you are not getting enough. Listen to it. 8 hours of focused, attentive work, is far superior to 14 hours of time spent trying to compensate for a sluggish, tired mind.
Most people think of meditation as sitting cross-legged on the floor humming, or something similar. But in truth, it is really just the practice of doing nothing. That’s it. It’s easy to do, and it’s been proven to boost productivity and focus. Even 10 minutes a day of just sitting still and focusing on your breathing, can yield positive results for your focus.