PLOS One: A conscious state of mind helps avoid stress and anxiety at work

February 26, 2024  20:25

British psychologists from the University of Nottingham have found that mindfulness can protect people from burnout in the workplace. The study was published in the scientific journal PLOS One.

Awareness is defined as a state of consciousness in which a person concentrates on the current moment, trying to treat what is happening calmly and open-mindedly.

The scientists' conclusions are based on the results of a survey of 142 employees of various companies involved in the digital sphere. In the course of the study, participants answered questions about what tasks and aspects of their work activities cause them stress, overstrain, anxiety, and fear of missing something important. Respondents were also asked to rate how such situations affect their health.

The interviews showed that those who are able to concentrate on current tasks are least likely to experience negative side effects of their employment. It was also found that confident mastery of technologies used in the workplace can protect against burnout.

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