In this age of mass distraction, honing our ability to cultivate work-life balance has never been more crucial. More and more, we are sacrificing our overall wellness by pushing ourselves mentally and physically in a quest to do it all. We are working longer hours and never “turning off”. This leads to chronic stress, which wreaks havoc on our mind, bodies, and brains. As our stress levels spike, our ability to be present in our lives diminishes, and both our personal and professional selves feel compromised. By practicing mindfulness techniques, we can learn to tune into what we truly need to nourish ourselves, reduce stress, and thrive as an integrated and whole person.
Jennifer Wolkin, PhD is a NYC-based licensed clinical health and neuropsychologist, writer, speaker, and adjunct professor. She recently founded her blog and online community, BrainCurves™, a space inspired by a mind-body-brain approach to living your best life.