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Calm down, everyone: Mindful practices for a mellower office

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When Teresa Walsh started looking for a new job, she spent five minutes a day meditating. “It helped me to stay calm, present and focused on the task ahead of me during a long, stressful process,” she says. Now a marketing executive at Cazana.com, she continues to meditate daily to reap those same benefits.

Fast-paced, constantly changing modern workplaces can be a breeding ground for distraction and tension. Mindfulness practices keep people in the moment, engaged in the activity at hand, and able to approach demands with greater clarity.

“I run a business, and much of the stress comes from the fact that there is so much that is out of your control,” says Beth Brodovsky, president of Iris Creative Group, Inc. “Meditation alleviates that in so many ways. It is a tool for focusing on now and letting go of before or after. Even taking a few moments to do that can be helpful.”

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