How To De-Stress At Work With Mindfulness
Does your workday feel like an epic grind, leaving you hanging for the weekend or living for your next holiday?
1. Set your intention to honour the present moment
Create a habit of each morning, taking a couple of moments to breathe deeply and mentally set the intention to stay calm, present and focused throughout the day.
2. Do one thing at a time
There are so many mindfulness tips and tricks but this one has to be one of the best. Practice focusing your attention only on the task you are doing right NOW. Slow your movements and thoughts down until you are completely focused and absorbed with the task at hand.
3. Find moments of pleasure
Whether it’s having the occasional gaze out of the window, stopping to laugh with a colleague or appreciating a task that you enjoy or do well, savour the moments you find fun or enjoyable. The more you notice and enjoy them the more you will find.
4. Be present with others
Stop what you’re doing or thinking when someone is speaking to you, and really listen to them and pay attention.
5. Get back in touch with your physical body regularly
As often as you can, especially on your breaks, see if you can drop down from your ”thinking mind” into your “feeling body”. Have a little stretch, go for a short walk, or do a few minutes of deep breathing. When eating your lunch or having a cup of tea, slow down and pay attention to the physical sensations, the taste and texture of the food, or the warmth of the tea.
6. Set reMINDers
To help you to stick to your mindful intentions, place a few small stickers on your computer, phone, desk or on anything you see and use regularly. Every time you see the stickers, use them as a reminder to pause and bring your awareness back into the present moment.
7. At the end of the day, return to your breath
At the end of the day before you rush off, take another few minutes to focus on your breathing and congratulate yourself for your mindfulness. Importantly, set the intention to leave your work behind you for the day. It’s finished. Carry your mindful attitude home with you so that you can truly enjoy your recreational activities and precious time with friends and family.
See also: A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation
If you’d like to learn more about how to practice mindfulness throughout the day and the benefits of mindfulness, check out these articles:
- How Positive Thinking Improves Your Health
- 3 Ways Meditation Works To Treat Anxiety
- How Your Brain Changes When You Meditate
- 5 Things Self-Loving People Do Differently
- How To Boost Your Mood In One Day
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Do you struggle with stress or practising mindfulness at work? Share what do you do to maintain or get back into a state of calm via the comment section below – I’d love to know!
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