The workplace can be a noisy, distracting environment where criticism and stress can ruin your Zen. Take steps to protect your mind. Stay grounded and focused.
Start by creating a relaxing office space. If possible, incorporate flowers and water, or add some pictures of the ocean or of mountains. These help the mind to relax.
Mindfulness is about focusing on one thing at a time. Avoid multitasking at the office.
To maintain mindfulness at the office, keep on top of things. Don’t let individual items add-up. Take things one at a time. And handle jobs as they come in.
Mind and body are connected. For mindfulness of mind, make sure the body is balanced. Buy an ergonomic office chair. Practice simple yoga stretches. Move around once an hour.
When mindfulness feels like a challenge, find a quiet space. Or take a few deep breaths through the nose using mindfulness of breathing.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Conscious breathing is my anchor”. Take ten conscious breaths at the beginning of ever hour.
Aim for compassion at the office. Listen with open ears. Speak with a clear mind. Understand. Tolerate. Be patient. These positive qualities of mind will all boost your mindfulness.
Incorporate these 25 mindful habits into your work day.
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Stay mindful, friends.