3 Essential Tips to Meditating at Work
By Andrei Ilie
Meditation is considered one the best techniques for relaxing your mind and your body. In this modern era where life is becoming so fast and people don’t have much time to spend on their personal activities, many people opt for meditating at their work place.
It’s a known fact that most people feel tired and stressed when they are at work. This is why meditation can be a vital tool in your career belt. Meditation can make your body, mind and your soul relaxed. It can also help with proper functioning of your brain and can also enhance the horizon of your thinking; all of which can enhance job performance as well as your approach to your work environment.
While it can prove beneficial, meditating at work can prove to be a little tricky. Here are three tips to help with your new work ritual.
- Selecting a Time
Choose a time between your working hours which you think is best suitable for you. A good possibility could be on your lunch break or coffee break. These times will not interfere with your work since you were taking a break anyways and will allow you to excuse yourself for a period without arousing suspicion from coworkers.
Location is very important. For meditation you have to fully concentrate on the purpose of your meditation. In order to concentrate properly, you will have to select a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Choose a place which you think is most appropriate for you and won’t draw attention from others. If you have your own office, you can lock the door for a few minutes. If not, try sitting in your car. You can even add some meditation music to the mix.
- Informing Colleagues
Inform your colleagues about your meditation, and ask for their co-operation. If you’re uncomfortable talking about meditation with others, simply say that you plan on taking a quiet break for however long each day, and kindly ask that they do not disturb you in this time. In most cases, your colleagues will be more than understanding and may even follow your lead by taking up meditation themselves.
Meditating can feel a little awkward in the beginning, but if you keep at it consistently every day, it can eventually grow into something you look forward to. It’s a great way to break up the day, and you might be surprised how forcing yourself to completely stop work for even 10 minutes every day can calm you and make work a better place all together.