The Simple Wellness Trick Top CEOs Use For Success

Mindfulness is a term that I’ve been noticing everywhere lately, from blog posts and magazine articles to news stories. But what does it mean exactly? Over the last few years, mindfulness and meditation have evolved beyond the bohemian yogi circles to the mainstream, with science-based studies convincing even the top CEOs of corporate America to hop on board (and encourage their employees to do the same).

Mindfulness meditation can be described as the practice of focusing on your breath, and returning your attention back to your breath once you’ve noticed your mind wandering. Seems simple, right? Not so fast. If you’re like me and you’ve tried to meditate before, it can be much harder than it seems! In today’s hyperconnected world, we all have a million thoughts, ideas, worries, and to-dos floating around our brains at any given moment. But I do remember a couple of years ago when I got more into it, during filming of a show in Asia, I would play the Mindfulness App. This app emphasized that everyone has thoughts and noise come into their head when they try to quieten it, and instead of trying to block them, just let them pass through. In other words, you don’t have to be completely calm, or in a quiet space, or without thoughts, to meditate. In fact, I recently read that the supermodel Gisele meditates in front of her children, and sometimes they join in (although if I’m truly honest I can’t imagine how she manages that without things getting pulled off a table or yanked off a bookshelf). However, the mental, physical, and emotional affects of focusing our attention on one thing at a time (like the breath) is proven to have enormous benefits in our lives. Read below about how mindfulness can improve your career and personal life in a few easy steps!

Benefits Of Mindfulness
Reduced stress, depression, and anxiety: Many studies on mindfulness show a significant reduction in difficult feelings and an overall increased sense of calm, even in just a few minutes. This can be incredibly helpful during a stressful work day or difficult time in your life (like a breakup), and is a very healthy way to cope with negative emotions.
Increased focus and awareness: Studies also show that after a few minutes of focusing on your breath, people show more resilience towards interruptions and distractions, especially over time. The benefits of mindfulness seem to grow the longer they are practiced – incredible!
Better control over emotions: Because mindfulness gives us a sense of perspective and an increased awareness of our own mind chatter, it helps us to be less reactive or immersed in negative thoughts. This can help get you out of a bad mood, and even improve your communication with others around you.
Improved memory: Mindfulness has also been shown to improve memory, which can help you with crucial tasks like balancing work projects and to-do’s, or studying for an important exam.
Increased creativity: Because mindfulness helps clear your mind of chatter, it gives way for creative, innovative, or problem-solving thoughts to come up more freely. Many companies (Google, for example), encourage their employees to meditate to improve work performance.

How To Do It:
The great news? Mindfulness doesn’t take an hour of sitting in a dark room every day. It can be done in the form of simple breathing meditations (try this easy 3 minute guided video to start!) – or if meditation isn’t your thing, you can start by focusing your attention on the task at hand. This means that you can practice mindfulness while doing simple tasks like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or cooking dinner. Try focusing only on what you’re doing in the present, rather than being carried away by any thoughts that come up. Take long, slow, meaningful breaths, and listen to the sound of your own exhale. Your muscles will relax, and your shoulders will drop. Or spend three minutes stretching (everyone has 3 minutes in a day spare – just think how long you spend scrolling on that Insta feed). You can even try easy strategies like scanning your body from the top of your head, down to your toes – relaxing any tension and taking a mental note of any discomfort or sensations you find along the way. These things can be done on breaks at work, while waiting for the bus, in bed before you go to sleep, right when you wake up – or – like I used to do, while breast feeding.

Would you guys like to see me make a video on meditation? Tell me below!


 
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation
Louise Roe Lifestyle Tips On Mindfulness Meditation

What I’m Wearing: Jumpsuit by Sanctuary, Cardigan by Gerard Darel (similar here), Similar hat here, Sunglasses by Ray Ban, Sandals by Beatrice Valenzuela

xx,

Louise Loves

2 responses to “The Simple Wellness Trick Top CEOs Use For Success”

  1. Def do the video please and thank you! Also, love your outfit here!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  2. Thanks for this post. I definitely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my brother so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow My Adventures
on Instagram

  • Update on my stories:
I can now see again 👀😂👍
Today’s dress was also cute, tap for tags
  • Today on #FrontRoe, I'm discussing a new baby-feeding trend: baby-led weaning. Parents out there, have you heard of this? What are your thoughts? While we didn't do this with Honor, I'm so fascinated by the concept. Click the link in my bio to read more about it, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! ⁣⠀
  • Tonight I heard more Italian spoken than English and I loved it... congratulations @the_attico x @shopredone !! Ps. Shoezzz @midnight_zerozero
  • Time to get the white jeans out ☀️ Shop this look by downloading the Like to Know It app, follow me on there, and then every time you screenshot one of my pics you'll get an email with the details. Or go to the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop my content there! 📨💕 http://liketk.it/2B5Af #liketkit@liketoknow.it
  • Just curious, do you guys wear SPF every day? Comment below, let's talk about it! Although it might not seem obvious, dermatologists recommend wearing it daily, even when it's rainy and grey outside. @Olay’s got you covered with the new Regenerist Whip SPF 25. I'm excited because the Regenerist Whip moisturizer is my favorite, and I always make sure to layer it on each morning no matter what. Plus, it melts perfectly into my skin and is great for priming the face for makeup. Try it for 25% off at the link in my bio! #SelfcareSunday #FaceAnything #OlaySun ☀️⁣⠀
  • Having some cocktails by the pool before heading to the festival! #ad
I made a #botanicalspritz - that’s @ketelonebotanical with soda, ice, cucumber and mint - it’s pretty amazing and zero sugar - have you tried one?
  • Not excited at all to be at #Coachella!
  • Extra excited it’s Friday because we’re off to Coachella!!!! What are you guys up to this weekend!
Ps. Don’t miss an epic #FreebieFridays on my stories today 💥 http://liketk.it/2B6VN #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Just buttering up the right people ahead of a certain egg hunt... 🥕 🐰 🥚
  • ⁣Spring in LA = layering weather. See more of this look, and shop it, at the link in my bio ⁣http://liketk.it/2B3m9 #liketkit @liketoknow.it ⁣⠀
  • Are you a coffee or tea drinker? I love both - but as a Brit - my heart will always be with tea! I posted a cute (and easy) DIY on #FrontRoe today, showing you how to mix your very own tea blends. Swipe left, Link in bio!
  • I’m just back in LA, but here’s the last one from the slopes!
Happy Monday 😍
powered by chloédigital
Read previous post:
Louise Roe Easy Loose Waves Hair Tutorial
My Idiot-Proof Hair Routine: Easy, Loose Waves

I always get so many questions about how I do my hair, so you guys might be surprised to know...

Close