12 Easy Ways to Be Mindful at Work
Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation, little known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on your breath allows you to observe your thoughts and let go of struggling with them.
Many people say they don’t have 30 minutes to meditate every day. And that is not a problem! The good news is that once you have learned how to ‘drop into awareness’ at any given moment, practising mindfulness at work won’t take you any extra time from your busy schedule. You can actually access mindful awareness at any moment and it is, in fact, necessary that you learn how to integrate it into your daily life if you want to get all the benefits.
Of course, engaging in regular formal meditation most days will give you a much stronger ability to harness mindfulness in your day, as your brain will adapt and grow more of the necessary neurones and connections the more you practice. However, we hope that these 12 strategies will get you started on the journey, and open up a new way for you to be more present, centred and effective in your day.