Burnout is sadly a concept that is familiar to far too many of us. And it’s burnout that propelled MindBodyGreen founder Jason Wachob to reexamine, and ultimately overhaul his life. After graduating from Columbia, Jason found himself on Wall Street making millions. By all accounts he was living the dream, successful, wealthy, but unfulfilled, unhappy and most importantly – unwell.
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Mindfulness has been described as "bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis." (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999) It’s a fact, or a series of facts, that practicing mindfulness and meditation helps to decrease anxiety, boost emotional intelligence, and increase clarity, focus, and productivity. Why is everyone not doing this?? We are bombarded by thoughts every day which pull us into stresses of the past or future, so why would we not want to learn to live in the present moment to more consistently deliver on the best versions of ourselves? It’s time to wake the hell up.