Chronic stress is becoming increasingly prevalent in our workplace: we often develop unhealthy coping mechanisms such as consuming too much caffeine and alcohol, emotional eating, lack of exercise. This can lead to sick leaves and high rates of absenteeism or even to job hopping. In this context, many companies such as Apple, Google, and Intel have recognized the tremendous value of offering mindfulness programs for their employees.
Mindfulness allows us to recognize the signs of stress earlier and find alternative healthier habits: Mindfulness helps us to manage strong feelings and emotions in a more appropriate way. We learn to communicate effectively and clearly as we become more able to respond appropriately instead of reacting on impulse or too hastily. As a result, relationships within the team improve and we can focus our attention better on the task at hand. Finally, the reduction in stress leads to better health and therefore more time productive.
Ways of implementing Mindfulness in the workplace:
• Breathing exercises
• Teaching effective Communication skills
• Guided Sitting Meditation
• Walking Meditation
• Mindful Eating during Lunch
• Gentle Stretching, Yoga, Qigong
• Guest Speakers or lectures about Mindfulness
Maybe it’s time for your company to start with a Mindfulness program?
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Did you know that your breath is a kind of barometer of the state of your body and mind?
There are many benefits of becoming more aware of your breath. Sometimes it is very smooth, light and easeful, and at other times it feels heavy, and even constricted. If you find yourself getting restless, distracted or tense, it is very helpful to deepen your breathe and to consciously inhale and exhale slowly a few times.
Use this technique called 4-7-8 Breathing:
1. Breathe in through the nose for a count of 4.
2. Hold the breath for a count of 7.
3. Release your breath from your mouth for a count of 8.
4. Breathe in again for a count of 4. Repeat the entire technique 3-4 times in a row, then resume normal breathing.
You may find yourself feeling a little bit light-headed after doing this. Like with every new practice, you may need to get used to it first. (If you have a respiratory condition, please contact your physician before you practice this exercise.)
Here is a great demonstration by Dr. Andrew Weil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRPh_GaiL8s
This is a very easy way to increase vitality, receive more oxygen in your body and with regular practice it will help you to respond to stress in a much better way.
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6 useful steps how to stay mindful during the Holiday Season:
1. Remember that you have the choice to stop and come back to your breath.
2. Consider how the food comes to us.
3. Enjoy with all senses (the tastes, the smells, the colors, the texture, the noises, the temperature etc.)
4. Have an attitude of kindness and compassion toward your friends and family members and try to be present.
5. If you are missing somebody you can write a gratitude letter.
6. Try to make some time for meditation, even if it’s only 10 minutes a day.
Be inspired, one breath at a time ... Wishing you Happy Holidays!