Wherever you go, there you become: How mindfulness arises in everyday situations, article 9/13 (Ellie)

In his early and influential treatment of mindfulness, Kabat-Zinn said “wherever you go, there you are.” this is to say the quality of mind we bring into situations which determines our fate, Zinn suggests, rather than the situations themselves. And mindfulness creates a particular mindset, in which people are attentive and flexible in how they interpret certain situations or things and that may therefore help people make the most of the situations in which
they find themselves.

We should all attempt to be more mindful. Practicing mindfulness can bring contentment to the mind in a way that can help when you’re in everyday stressful situations and keep you more level headed.

As mindfulness has become prevalent within organizational practice and scholarly research on organizations, there is a growing need to situate mindfulness more fully within organizational contexts. Recently, metacognitive practice has been introduced as a theory designed for this purpose Metacognitive practice follows a growing consensus in psychological and organizational scholarship that mindfulness is a state that can be characterized by two key components, which rely on self-regulation processes to manifest

Reina, Christopher S.“Wherever You Go, There You Become: How Mindfulness Arises in Everyday Situations.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 159, 2020, pp. 78–96. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.11.008. p.2

Certain circumstances can impact what mindfulness does. Situations may not only influence mindfulness, but they may influence a person’s capacity and motivation for self-regulation.

Reina, Christopher S., and Ravi S. Kudesia. “Wherever You Go, There You Become: How Mindfulness Arises in Everyday Situations.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 159, 2020, pp. 78–96. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.11.008.

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