The Shearin Group Outstanding Leaders on 3 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness in a Multitasking Workplace

Neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq says that there’s science that supports the benefits of being focused and “in the moment.”

Employers such as Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a social media buzzword or a corporate trend, but a proven method for success, according to neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq.

Mindfulness – being focused and fully present in the here and now – is good for individuals and good for a business’s bottom line, according to her.

How can people practice it in a workplace where multitasking is the norm, and concerns for future profits can add to workplace stress? (More than 80 percent of employees report being stressed at work.)