How to Increase Focus and Productivity with Mindfulness

February’s Time magazine cover story was “The Mindful Revolution.” The word mindfulness seems to be the new, hot buzzword, making regular appearances in the New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and even the ABA magazine. There is even a weekend long conference in San Francisco dedicated to discussing mindfulness and looking for ways to cultivate it in our culture and in companies. The conference is called Wisdom 2.0 and this year, over 2,000 attendees will come and hear the gurus of mindfulness like Eckhart Tolle and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Companies across America are bringing mindfulness training program for its employees — Google, LinkedIn, General Mills, and even the NFL. Google’s in-house program was so successful that it is now a stand alone program, training people in the Search Inside Yourself program.

So, what exactly is mindfulness and why should lawyers care? The simple answer is that practicing mindfulness will help you be a happier human being and a better lawyer. {Read the full article over at the Lawyerist.}

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