Now is a great time to start practicing mindfulness

Anger, fear, and grief have always been present in our lives and affected the way we work, but rarely as much as during a global pandemic. Mindfulness is one of the most accessible tools at our disposal to deal with these hard-to-have feelings productively. Unfortunately, a common misconception I hear when talking to executives about mindfulness is that it’s aimed at detaching from feelings. That’s a potentially harmful misunderstanding — in fact, mindfulness can help us get in touch with our feelings and overcome a tendency most of us have to bypass them. Bypassing is harmful not only to our own health and well-being, but also to our relationships with others. Research suggests that professionals who are trained to fake their feelings are much more likely to experience physical and mental health challenges. Read more at Harvard Business Review.