THERE IS NO WORK/LIFE BALANCE. WE HAVE ONE LIFE.

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I’ve been studying the concept of mindfulness for quite some time now, and have recently come across its (yet another) definition, which I thought was worth sharing with you:

‘Mindfulness is about training our minds to be more focused, to see clarity, to have spaciousness for creativity and to feel connected. The compassion to ourselves, to everyone around us – our colleagues and customers – that’s what the training of mindfulness is really about. There is no work/life balance. We have one life. What’s most important is that you be awake for it’ – Janice Marturano (Founder of the Institute for Mindful Leadership).

Janice has run many popular mindfulness workshops for senior executives from General Mills to a dozen of others from the Fortune 500 list. Eighty percent of the participants confirmed that the workshops had helped them to improve their abilities to stay calmer under an immense time/stress pressures and thus to make sounder business decisions, as well as to improve their work based and family relationships.

We have one life – let’s live it successfully well.

(This post was originally published on LinkedIn on 8th August 2015)