12/18/2014 08:23 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2014

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Productivity?

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If you're thinking stopping an activity wouldn't help you complete it faster, logically, you're right. Taking a breather doesn't instantly improve physical productivity, but it does improve the components that make us work more efficiently.

Components like rational thinking, decision making, employee engagement, and creativity all impact efficiency when completing tasks. And there's plenty of research to prove how mindfulness can improve all of these components.

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