Science cuts two ways, of course; its products can be used for both good and evil. But there’s no turning back from science. The early warnings about technological dangers also come from science.
From conversations with remote workers, I’ve seen the biggest challenges are:
My personal experience with Mindfulness has been that it enables to be more conscious of how the mind gets distracted by “flying away” and it also helps get your mind back to the present moment and the activity you are doing now. On top of the many benefits it has on my day to day life, I’ve realised that Mindfulness is also helping get more work done faster and with less distractions when working remotely.
Some examples are:
Of course, mindfulness is not the solution to all the problems of remote working. On to mindfulness you need to add prioritisation of the activities you have to do during the day, and also pragmatic scheduling of those into your agenda. But that is left for another post. For the time being, be clear that Mindfulness can help you if working remotely, and will benefit in spite of not following any of the mentioned in this paragraph.
If you think you don´t have time for Mindfulness, think twice, and make the time. The remaining of your day after the practice will have more focus, clarity and presence.