Mindfulness is all the rage right now with studies showing that living fully in the moment and being aware of your surroundings and body drive the right behaviors in terms of nutrition and stress reduction.
More importantly, being mindful opens you up to your immediate surroundings and enables you to see more broadly and deeply.
In a stressful situation, being mindful allows you to see details that you wouldn’t if you are overwhelmed and in tunnel vision. Being mindful also helps you avoid those situations!
This also includes non-public safety situations like tense meetings, aggressive co-workers and managers, etc. Frankly, being mindful during the job interview process will reveal those issues and allow you to make the right decision.
Being mindful essentially allows you to say “no” to negative experiences. It empowers you to live the life that you want.