The past few weeks have brought about a few changes in my life. Great changes. Fab changes. But with change comes many adjustments, some stresses and learning to power through with a smile on my face and sheer determination to make it work. My workout schedule has suffered in the past few weeks and that has made me off-kilter physically and mentally but I’m back on track. I won’t let a few weeks deter me from my healthier living goals!
Meditation Mondays – Meditation At Work
For one, I am now on-site for work two-three days per week. I absolutely love what I do and I am excited for this phase in my communications career. We have a great gym and cafeteria on-site and now that I am adjusting to the commute/work schedule/and learning to sway rather than lean in, I’ll be able to fit in workouts and eat better. There are healthy options and vegetarian options and although there are some days I want to eat pizza-hamburger-fries…I haven’t. Instead I opt for the quinoa burgers or banh mi sandwiches, or tofu wraps. I also bring snacks like my Premier Protein shakes and bars.
The office gym is offering a meditation series for the next few weeks. Last week was the first session. After a hell-ish commute, I was ready to get my meditate on. Stress can have a damaging impact on our bodies and even though I was trying to manage it, I needed a meditation session to clear my mind and calm my concerns.Meditating at work can decrease job burnout. Here are ways to de-stess! Click To Tweet
According to 7 Midsets‘ Jeff Waller:
Stress is a major contributor to job burnout. It affects our ability to focus, damages relationships, decreases our health and makes us less effective at the work we perform. There may be no greater impediment to productivity than stress.
The ability to manage our stress in the workplace will improve individual performance, drive greater organizational success and help create a positive and empowering culture… not to mention serving as preventative physiological maintenance.
So you see why I immediately replied yes to the first guided meditation session and it was bliss. So blissful that I may have fell asleep at the end! The rest of the day I was more at ease and even though my commute home wasn’t the best, I was more centered. Meditation at work is working so far for me.
Do you practice meditation at work? Do you break up your work day with lunch-time workouts?