• A key component of productivity is the ability to stay focused and complete a task, but this increasingly more difficult at our jobs due to multiple distractions competing for our attention. • It is normal to lose focus, and when we do so productivity and creativity decreases. • Researchers at the New York Polytechnic Engineering University had a creative idea of their own. Give workers permission to fidget and play with hand toys at your desk. • It turns out that playing with a ball point pen, a hand held toy or stress ball is not a diversion but a brain boosting activity. Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine. Dr. Romie helps individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and career-burnout. Her mindful living program, Mindset Matters, is based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. Dr. Romie completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan where she won numerous teaching and research awards. She previously served as faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After surviving career burnout and undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled the world learning various yoga and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Romie is a highly sought after professional speaker, teaching the medicine behind mindfulness to groups and corporations. She is an expert contributor in national and local media outlets such as Fox Business, The Huffington Post, Fox 35 News-Orlando, and NPR. Dr. Romie shared her story and wisdom during her TEDx Talk “The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.” When not speaking around the country, she heals clients at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. #DrRomie #MindfulMD
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