The corporate world is a veritable minefield of unconsciousness. If you rest on your laurels for a moment too long, you feel the wrath of those who are running from thought to thought, slaves to their monkey mind. But it's not just in corporate America you see unciousness, it's everywhere, even at your local health food store and most certainly at your neighborhood yoga studio.
Mindfulness is not the act of meditation, although this is an easy thing to confuse for the new yogi or meditation learner. Mindfulness means how you act, what you do... how you do what you do in a skillful way. A way that does not bring harm to others or yourself, a way that you have applied care to your actions and words. A way that is in line with your higher self and truth. The time to practice mindfulness is always. When you are faced with challenges and you apply mindfulness, you will see instant results, but even after the challenging event has passed you will still need to apply mindfulness because the body responds to stress and it's natural to feel deflated post-stress response as the hormones leave the body. Practice mindfulness when this happens, nurture yourself, take a break from toxic people and surround yourself with words and people who lift you up, have good intentions and are also practicing mindfulness. You don't have to be a yogi or practice Eastern philosophic traditions to be kind and considerate with your words and actions as they relate to yourself and to others.. this is mindfulness.