Mindfulness essentially means “paying attention” – being consciously present in the here and now. Mindfulness meditation deliberately creates mental space between your actual thoughts and your individual response to those thoughts. This is important for stress relief but also allows for greater control of one’s emotions and an increased ability to focus.

But there are more reasons why mindfulness is becoming essential to your credit union business:

  • Studies show that meditation can increase productivity by almost an hour per week.
  • Major companies are investing in mindfulness. Accenture, JPMorgan, General Mills and Google, just to name a few.
  • Your members love mindfulness. There are more than 1,300 apps devoted to mindfulness and meditation.

One of the most popular, Calm, describes itself as “the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Tamara Levitt, Head of Content at Calm, will join us at THINK 18. As she describes: “In my role with Calm, my goal is to make wisdom teachings accessible and relatable.” Levitt writes, produces, and narrates Calm’s mindfulness meditation programs, and leads the overall creative strategy for the company’s growing library of meditation programming.

We are all part of the race to excellence, the world is only going to get more stressful, with more technology – but mindfulness can help you be a master of technology and not get drowned by it.

Start on your path to mindfulness by joining your fellow change agents at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona, May 7 to 10, 2018 for THINK 18, the premier digital transformation conference for credit unions.