Have you ever been at work feeling tired and unfocused, like you’re not accomplishing anything? Most of us feel like this at some point throughout the workweek. One survey has shown that 31% of people waste at least 30 minutes each workday and another 31% waste an entire hour feeling unproductive. One way to combat wasted time is by practicing mindfulness at work.
While mindfulness has a ton of benefits, such as improving focus and communication at work, it can also help improve individuals’ overall health, which is why one health insurer has taken notice and taken action! Humana announced a new partnership with mindfulness company eMindful to help provide mindfulness in the workplace. This partnership isn’t about simply improving productivity at workâ€”it’s about improving employees’ overall wellness using a scientifically proven approach.
Through eMindful’s online live, webinar-style classes, employees have the ability to attend mindfulness classes right from their office computer, on a mobile device, or in a group setting. Employees participating in any of the live classes are able to interact with the instructor as well as other members of the class. The convenience of each of the programs and the flexibility of being able to attend classes on any device helps make practicing mindfulness easy.
While eMindful’s programs can help improve employees’ concentration while at work, they also offer specific programs to help manage other aspects of wellness.
eMindful’s employer programs focus on:
Mindfulness in the workplace
Weight loss and management
Living with diabetes
Managing chronic pain
As mindfulness and meditation are growing in popularity, many employers have begun to offer meditation classes and dedicated meditation rooms for employees to practice and relax. This partnership between Human and eMindful prove that these trends are going to be sticking around for a while.