The pursuit of mindfulness shouldn’t stop at your front door. Mindfulness cannot be confined to your off-duty hours. Any person hoping to be more mindful must consider how to incorporate mindfulness into their daily office life as well. The office accounts for a large portion of your day and probably an even larger portion of your stress.
Practicing mindfulness at work may seem like just another thing to add to your to-do list, but it can make dealing with the rest of that list easier. While these tips may not make you forget that you’re at work, they will help you on the path to a calmer, more focused you.
1. Start your day with intention.
Before you allow yourself to be swept up in what needs to be done and the stress awaiting you, take a few moments to think about your day. What tasks do you need to do to be ready for the day? Tasks as simple as properly hanging up your coat, filling up a water bottle or checking your immediate desk supplies are a good way to prepare yourself.
Rather than hurrying to your desk and beginning your day with a harried search for a pen while on the phone, take time to intentionally begin working. If your space is orderly and you’re prepared, the day won’t seem so daunting.
3. Allow yourself to simply walk.
When you see people moving about the office, do you notice how many of them are looking down at their phones? Force yourself to simply move about the office without typing an email or texting a client. Focus on the movement of your body and the sensations you experience. Multitasking is often inefficient and results in mistakes.
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