Mindfulness can help you deal with burnout and anxiety at work

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There is no doubt that the issue of stress and burnout has become one of the most important factors in the workplace today.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, this is of particular importance in today’s day and age.

A powerful tool rooted in ancient wisdom, crafted by researchers at the University of Nottingham, has recently been revealed. The practice of mindfulness has its origins in the Buddhist tradition and was developed from it.

Therefore, staying mindful at work will help you to reduce your anxiety at work.

How exactly can this age-old practice make a difference to one’s digital working life in the 21st century and allow us to live a healthier digital working life?

As the research shows, mindfulness, which can be defined as awareness of one’s situation as well as one’s internal state, is more than just a trend. In order to effectively navigate the modern workplace, the American Psychological Association (APA) describes it as a skill that enhances resilience by providing individuals with the ability to observe thoughts and emotions without judgment. The study, which analysed the work habits of 142 employees over a two-year period, sheds light on how the workplace has become increasingly digital and possible solutions to deal with it.

There is no doubt that a healthy working environment can only be achieved if you are mindful and confident in using your digital devices, says Elizabeth Marsh, a PhD student in the University’s School of Psychology. Researchers have found that the people who embrace mindfulness in the workplace are less likely to experience anxiety and other negative outcomes as a result of working digitally. This study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Alexa Spence, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has found that workplace technology, like email and instant messaging, can lead to stress perceptions among employees. Burnout and poor health are two of the most common consequences associated with the constant evolution of the digital workplace. 

It is very important for organizations to consider digital workplace risks along with other workplace risks when addressing digital workplace hazards, according to Professor Elvira Perez Vallejos.

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