Seeking for some happiness in your bustling lifestyle?
There’s nothing better than meditation. It is one of the best ways to strike down stress and solicitousness.
Let’s be frank. Many of us correlate work with stress, anxiety, and grief. But, holding all these negative points in mind won’t work in any case. Be it achieving a productive outcome or to maintain health, it becomes indispensable to do meditation for keeping yourself happy and motivated at the workplace.
Meditation brings in oodles of physical and mental health benefits. It immensely soothes the mind and releases several happy hormones that help you in boosting mood. If you feel happy, then results at the workplace would be definitely positive.
How Meditation Can Help You Feel Happier at Work
1. Brings in more Positivity
When you kick off your day with deep, focused meditation, all the negative chunks flowing in the head would be evacuated. As a result, only positive vibes are left in the mind. These vibes help to calm the mind and improve the better functioning of it.
Due to this elimination of skepticism, the entire day would be positive enough and that would greatly affect your work.
2. Sharpens Memory
Meditation is a practice to relax the mind which includes deep breathes. When the mind gets relaxed and full attention is devoted to inhaling and exhaling, there is no space for any kind of worries. This reduction of worries sharpens the mind that improves memory. This improvement makes you more efficient to remember all the work affairs clearly, positively affecting the productivity of the work.
3. Alleviates Stress
Stress leads you towards inviting many health issues such as depression, blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, insomnia and much more. So it becomes essential to make a control on the stress for maintaining sound health. For this purpose, nothing is more effective than meditation. This is because it is considered to be one of the fastest ways to wipe out stress and anxiety.
When you are less worried about the work, there are more chances that aging hits you slowly. As a result, it won’t only help you in alleviating stress and focusing on the work, but also it slows down the aging process.
4. Increases Clarity
While working, there arise many phases when definite decisions are to be taken. But, sometimes people fail in it as loads of stress in their mind obstructs the procedure. Due to this reason, perplexity is what flows around.
Clarity of mind can be increased through meditation, as it reduces stress which eventually results in placidity of mind. Eventually, it allows you to perform well in the works.
5. Stabilizes Emotions
When there is peace of mind and it is calmed, all the emotions wavering inside your head gets relaxed. For this purpose, meditation is used to maintain a balance between all the emotions. Therefore, it becomes easy to cope up with an overflow of any particular emotions such as anger which would adversely affect the quality of work.
Changing the world or changing mindset of others is not in our control. But, self-improvement is definitely possible to enhance the way we think, the way we interpret other things and the way we concentrate on the work.
Meditation is one of the best medications to maintain mental health. Simply sparing 10-20 minutes a day for meditation would work wonders in revamping your personality, resulting in productive outcome at work.
Here are some ways you can take time to meditate at work.
By definition, meditation is simply time spent in quiet thought for the purpose of relaxation. Notice, the definition doesn’t say time spent void of thought. When you meditate you’re thinking quietly. You can mediate while walking to your next meeting, stepping outside for a quick break, standing by the copy machine or going to the bathroom. The key to meditation is to stay grounded and aware of your thoughts. Here are four easy ways to meditate at work:
Drink more water. I know, you’ve heard it a million times. Here’s the deal: You keep hearing it because it’s true. The human body is more than 60 percent water (waterinfo.org). You need water to not only live, but to live optimally. What does water have to do with meditation? Everything. Water is an Earth element that calms, replenishes, cleanses and grounds our mental state of being. As you drink water throughout your day, give gratitude for the fact that you have clean water available to drink and your body, mind and soul are being given the gift of health. Stopping long enough to give gratitude is a form of meditation.
Go to the Bathroom
And not because I’m asking you to drink more water. If there’s one thing we all make time for during our busy day it’s going to the bathroom. Yes, we biologically have to go, but most people sneak away for the bathroom to “get away” from the rat race multiple times a day. Come on, admit it, you’ve left that boring meeting so you could hang out in a bathroom stall in peace and quiet for just five minutes. The bathroom is always the perfect excuse to leave anything. And now the bathroom has just become your mediation space. Twice a day, retreat into the bathroom stall for five minutes and breathe. Believe it or not that is meditation. If you’re feeling ambitious one day, stretch your arms and touch your toes — but please NO email.
Most people are living everywhere but the present. It’s as though our heads are floating in the sky. Even though our bodies are in the present our minds are constantly in the past and future. Most people are checked out 85 percent of the time, going through the motions barley able to remember conversations. Being grounded means your feet are firmly planted in the here and now. You’re rooted firmly on Earth, present and mindful of your surroundings. When you’re grounded, you can actively engage in a conversation rather than looking right through the person in front of you. When you’re grounded you feel confident, strong and acutely aware of what’s going on around you — characteristics of someone who’s outrageously productive and calm.
Here’s how you ground through meditation in two minutes a day… Every morning and afternoon close your eyes for one minute. Imagine a stream of light running through your body connecting you to the core of the Earth and the highest point in the sky. This light is like a tightrope that keeps your feet firmly planted on the ground, while your body stands up solid and strong. Then imagine you are contained in a golden light that keeps you present and safe in the here and now. As you see yourself in this light, take a deep breath and walk forward into your day.
Surround Yourself With Nature
Nature is like magic! When we surround ourselves with elements of the Earth our body, mind and soul become grounded and present. Nature gives us permission to be quiet, makes us aware of our thoughts and helps us become mindful of those around us. That said, most of us don’t have the luxury of working on a nature reserve. The solution: Create your own nature reserve right in your cubical or office.
Create a rock garden on your desk. Bring in succulent plants then here’s the meditation… Every time you walk into your cubicle or office, pick up a rock or look around your nature reserve and simply say thank you. I guarantee this 30-second meditation will have you feeling a million times better.