Worklife

Lead yourself first, then others.

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Andas Eeva Jaakonolo's inspiring speech, which opened up recent results from the research project. The project examined how conscious presence affects the manager's own well-being and how to continue to improve the well-being of the organisation's employees. The study concluded that if a manager uses mindfulness methods, it directly affects other people in the workplace. The stress level of other members of the work community decreases while the supervisor finds balance in his or her own mind. After all, this does not really sound like nuclear physics, and on this basis every manager's working life skills should definitely include methods of conscious presence.

The stress level of the members of the work community decreases while the supervisor finds balance in his or her own mind.

Many of us may have the experience that working life and many other aspects of life are often pure chaos. Balancing work, family and other life often requires at least acrobatic skills. Life in hardly any area ever becomes completely serene, and it doesn't have to. Managing one's own mind can bring to work and everyday life the balance that the environment does not bend to.

Imagine what working life would be like if stress and overload could be filtered out by everyone leading their own minds? It sounds like a utopia, but that's perhaps the direction we're headed in. Mindfulness training has gradually begun to take off in comprehensive schools, for example. In a couple of decades' time, the majority of people in working life will have the skills to manage their own mind and then to achieve better well-being at work.

Imagine what working life would be like if you filtered out stress and overcrowding?

Leading one's own mind is vital for well-being at work. If your mind is snading and you don't give you peace of mind to focus on one thing, you often get into multitasking and an increase in stress levels. Self-help, conscious presence and mindfulness have been talked about for a long time as means of improving well-being at work. However, this does not seem to be just a transient phenomenon. At the well-being fair, the control of one's own mind was visible and at the core of many providers' well-being services. So I think the keys to their own well-being at work are often in everyone's own hands – or head.