How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

By Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day, and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or ten hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most likely, you can’t even remember exactly what you did all day. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry: You’re not alone. Research shows that people spend nearly 47% of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing.1 In other words, many of us operate on autopilot.

Add to this that we have entered what many people are calling the “attention economy.” ...

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