Stay Clear of the Mindfulness Trend: Six “Good Reasons”

Melissa Georgiou points out some possible “risks” of jumping on the Mindfulness bandwagon:

1. Your health might improve.
Relaxation is entirely overrated; we need to stay busy and always vigilent.

2. You might enjoy your life more.
Who needs to appreciate the beauty that is right in front of them? Nature, connectedness and beauty are so last year! And attention spans. Who needs it anymore? We have so many flashing lights and colorful advertisements surrounding us that we need to stay tuned in case we miss out on something!

3. You might learn to breathe better.
When you continue with the shallow breathing, your body is always in a state of urgency. How on earth do you suppose you will do all of that multitasking if you learn mindfulness? Short sharp breaths help
everything happen faster!

4. Your friends and family might want to spend more time with you.
You might become a better listener who really cares about connecting with other humans. N.B. This would mean less time on social media.

5. You might reduce anxiety and anger.
How are you to react with correct amounts of outrage and self-righteous at the injustices going on around you? Best stay on the anger wagon as it is far more practical and gets results fast!

6. Your brain might work better.

Keep those neural pathways exactly where they are! It’s probably better to flip your lid or fly off the handle at a moment¹s notice. It’s not good idea to be able to catch your emotions before they catch you.

Mindfulness at work; calm in the office; stress management