Mindful Workplace

Toxic emotions disrupt the workplace, and mindfulness increases your awareness of these destructive patterns, helping you recognize them before they run rampant. It’s a way of reprogramming your mind to think in healthier, less stressful, ways. The ability to calmly acknowledge things as they really are while being truly aware of the present moment is mindfulness.

Benefits of mindfulness include greater sense of wellbeing, improved ability to remain task focussed, better equipped to cope with stress, awareness of mental roadblocks and more cohesive team environment. Here are few ways in which you can be more mindful at work :

  • Start the day with a few moments of conscious awareness. Spend a few minutes silently tuning in to the moment. Become aware of your thoughts while being willing to let them go.
  • Practice active listening. Listen carefully to what is being said, process what was said, and then reply thoughtfully and intentionally.
  • Notice your body language. Body language speaks volumes. It sets your intention to both yourself and your colleagues.
  • Watch the tone and language in your communications. Be mindful of the message you intent to send. At times, your intention may not match your intended outcome.
  • Eat mindfully. Take small bites. Chew your food slowly. Notice the flavours and textures.
  • What stressed, take a time out. Get some fresh air. A short break may break your thought cycle and change your perspective on things.
  • Respect all people, even if you may not agree with their ideas. Everybody has the right to be heard. Listening to alternate opinions may help you with your own.
  • When communicating, remember to think. Is it true? Is is helpful? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? Is if kind?
  • Stay in the moment. The past has already happened. The future has yet to occur. Check with yourself. Now is what we have.

Reference : https://imgur.com/gallery/TfCndqr

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Miri says:

    Wow, thank you for the helpful tips. I’ve never thought of being mindful of how I eat. Very thought-provoking.

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    1. GS says:

      Mindful eating is maintaining an in-the-moment awareness of the food and drink you put into your body, observing rather than judging how the food makes you feel and the signals your body sends about taste, satisfaction, and fullness.

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      1. Miri says:

        I see. Honestly I don’t know how I’m gonna go about it since I’m usually an ‘on the go’ eater.

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      2. GS says:

        Hmm maybe start with a minute of mindful eating? Just a suggestion. Being an ‘on the go’ eater makes you prone to IBS in future.

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      3. Miri says:

        What’s IBS??

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      4. GS says:

        Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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      5. Miri says:

        Ooh that sounds serious 😱 then I definitely need to change the way I eat.

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      6. GS says:

        Ask me any questions you want about it 🙂

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  2. And even let it “spill” over into our personal lives as well 😊

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    1. GS says:

      Yes lets do it.

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  3. these are helpful, I was productive during my first year but weeks passed by I became less productive and always late, due to stress, & the environment of my work, I’ll try these tips, thanks. 😊

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    1. GS says:

      Directly linked to motivation in the workplace is what is known as mindfulness. This is our ability to stay focused yet flexible and is a way of reprogramming the mind to think in a healthier, less stressful way. This practice refocuses your mind so that you can come back to the project feeling rejuvenated.

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  4. Oh yes stay in the moment the past has already happened!! Great word. Very thoughtful post 🏤.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes Princess. Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

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