Beat Stress in the Workplace with these Simple Meditation Practices
From impossible deadlines to hostility between co-workers, there are numerous possible sources of office tension that contribute to stress in the workplace. Finding stress solutions is crucial for maintaining health and wellbeing, both at work and at home.
Chronic stress severely impairs cognitive function and is a primary source of absenteeism. Yet you can ward off workplace stress using these simple meditation practices:
Suggest a Corporate Meditation Program
Before you invest in your own meditation practice, you might want to arrange a meditation program for the entire office. A workshop focusing on practical stress solutions for businesspeople will help boost productivity, and a group program is also useful for teambuilding.
Practice Deep Breathing Meditation
Focusing on the breath is one of the core teachings of Bhuddist meditation techniques. When you find stress in the workplace is making you blue, breathe deeply, saying ‘yes’ in your mind on each breath and ‘thank you’ on each exhalation. With each in/out cycle, think of one thing in your life for which you are grateful.
This is a great exercise in positive thinking that is good for health and wellbeing. You can do this somewhere private in your lunch break. Even if you only take 5 minutes, it will help you maintain perspective when stress runs high.
One of the most effective stress solutions is visualisation. If, for example, you have a looming deadline or event such as a corporate networking event requiring you to speak, picture yourself in your minds eye standing assertive and relaxed, giving a speech.
It is also important, however, to disengage from work pressures for brief moments throughout the day. During your break, head somewhere quiet and visualize a place that brings you tranquillity for a brief time. It could be somewhere in nature, your favourite travel destination or any other place where you feel a nourishing sense of good health and wellbeing.
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