In multiple conversations I’ve had this week, I see clients wanting to reflect on what’s working & what’s not in their lives, on what’s important, and what gives them some “me-time.” It proves just how important it is to adopt mindfulness practices, especially for working individuals who handle constant stress in the workplace. It could be meditation, journaling, walks & other healthy habits. It’s all about finding what works for you.
Meditation has many wonderful benefits for stress management. We know just how stressful it can be at the workplace. Thus, finding a mindfulness practice that you can be consistent in is crucial for performance and productivity. You’d be surprised by the impact it can bring to you!
Not only does meditation help you build resilience over time, but it is an effective tool for relaxing your body and mind. You can do it anytime and anywhere when you need it.
But despite the best intentions, I still see people struggle with adopting and being consistent with their mindfulness practice. The most well-laid plans go astray. Life gets in the way. Fortunately, just like most things in life, practice makes perfect. Try to be consistent with your mindfulness practice, implement it regularly, especially on times when you most need it. Here are my 3 tips on how you can develop and maintain the mindfulness practice of your choice:
1. Start small when building a habit.
For example, start with 5 mins of meditation. It’s easier to incorporate into busy schedules. Build it up over time.
2. Get back on the wagon.
If you lose touch with your practice for a few days or weeks, just get back without a guilt-trip or without telling yourself that “I can’t keep a habit.”
3. Don’t let doubts shake your resolve.
Even seasoned meditators aren’t able to keep thoughts away while meditating. Over time, the ability to realize that one has drifted away and return to the focal point/breath increases. So don’t give up just because you can’t keep thoughts away.
Got questions? Schedule a conversation with me today, and let’s discuss how you can develop yourself into the whole spectrum of leadership capabilities— strategically, psychologically & spiritually.