BUSINESS
01/23/2015 04:35 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

What Mindfulness Actually Means, And Why We All Have Time For It

If you have time to check your smartphone all day long, then you definitely have time for mindfulness.

That's one of the points New York Times reporter David Gelles made when he sat down with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski at Davos Friday to talk about his new book, "Mindful Work." In his book, Gelles writes about the importance of mindfulness in the office and how being present can help us all find more fulfillment in our work and also be more productive.

"[Mindfulness] really just means being right here right now without getting caught up in thoughts about the future or dwelling on the past," he said.

In his book, Gelles documents that as people working in business, medicine and politics actually practice mindfulness, they become less stressed, better able to focus and more kind and compassionate.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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