“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
By T.S. Eliot.
On average we spend a third of our day to day in our workplace and that results in that you cannot be as relaxed as you want. But that does not have to be like that!
There are times when one can not wait to get home to meditate, disconnect from all the noise from outside, remove stress and find inner peace.
Meditation can change your life and make it a much better place, but we are also aware that you do not always know how to incorporate meditation into your other daily routines.
It is a mistake to think that to meditate one needs to be alone on the top of a mountain.
We meditate to feel better, to relax our mind, to replenish energy and, ultimately, to enjoy greater health and increase our quality of life.
When we meditate we connect with our inner self, we learn to become aware of everything that surrounds us, we learn to live more and better, we become more relaxed and happy, it increases health and it is an impulse to conquer goals.
Therefore, if you have not already done so, it is recommended that you start meditating as soon as possible. It’s amazing how your life changes with just a few days!
Meditating at work brings a better concentration, decreases the capacity for distraction, improves memory, helps to learn faster, increases creativity, significantly reduces stress, increases levels of happiness and improves the ability to retain information.
So, if meditating is the ideal way to increase the quality of life, and to move away from stress, it is necessary to live better … Why not joining both concepts and meditate at work?
Concentrate on the breath.
It is one of the simplest and oldest ways to meditate, but it is also one of the fastest and most effective.
When you are sitting or walking around the office or your place of work, try to concentrate on your breathing.
Count ten complete breaths. Counting each inhalation and exhalation as a single number, and so on until you reach ten.
If you lose the account, start again until you get the ten rounds of breaths in a row.
And most importantly: do it several times a day. You will be surprised how something so simple can change your day to day for the better and change the direction of your work towards greater effectiveness.
Moment of total attention.
Focus all your attention on everything you do.
When you have a few minutes of rest to drink tea, coffee, juice or glass of water do it slowly, little by little, without haste, focusing on that moment and nothing else, savoring each sip as if only that cup existed.
And do the same when you write, when you walk, when you put things in place … The point is that you focus all your attention on what you are doing at every moment.
It seems very obvious, but how many times can you say that you have focused all your attention on everything you do?
Close your eyes, relax and take some deep breaths.
Then, think of some relaxing landscape and visualize it. It can be a waterfall, a natural place that you remember from childhood or the place of your dreams.
The point is that for a few minutes you focus on that landscape and get away from the stress and abundant thoughts for a few minutes to resume your work tasks with renewed energy.
What do you think of these three techniques for meditating in the workplace?
Which one is best suited to you? Do you use any different to relax in your work?
May your life be better and better every day!