In today’s busy world we all forget to take care of ourselves and our health. We forget to become mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to synchronize the mind and body. In simple words, it is about being aware of the present. This could be the breath you take, the sound of the clock ticking, the aroma of coffee or tea at your table and so on. Mindful working helps you increase your concentration power. It increases your observation power and receives more information. Practicing mindful working can help you become creative. But most importantly, it will give you mental hygiene and happiness in today’s stressful life.
The main reason behind this is that the more we are aware of ourselves and surroundings, the more we are in control of our behaviour, actions and emotions which can lead us to better professionalism. Along with the path of your career, it will also boost the quality of life. Below listed are a few pointers that will help you live a mindful life in a busy life.
Be aware of your breathing
The first step is to be aware of your breathing, it should be an effortless and simple activity. While inhaling and exhaling, take a few moments every day to do that consciously.
The next step is related to concentrated breathing; here you need to be focused on how your muscles move up as you inhale and exhale. As you focus on your breathing it will help you improve your concentration.
Be aware of your body posture
Have you felt drained at work or gone home with body ache? The next step is to be aware of your body posture. Relax your shoulders. Take control of your body posture, focus on the pain and pressure you are feeling. This will provide you an opportunity to intervene.
Relaxing muscle tension
When you become aware of your body, you will be surprised to notice that most of your voluntary muscles are tense as if there is a forthcoming threat and your body is prepared to react back. This happens due to an imaginary mental threat because of work pressure. Once you are back home, relax your muscles and neutralize unnecessary physical responses. By doing this, you set a feedback mechanism for your body to relax even in stressful situations. This helps you to think clearly and make better decisions under pressure.
Take a walk to take a break
This is not something like walking on water or flying in the air, but it is walking on earth being aware of it. The next step is called walking meditation. Something as simple as taking a walk will help you become aware of your surroundings, and be in the present.
Try practicing the above-listed pointers it will help you improve your observation and thus will help you become a mindful and an observant employee.
Compiled by Faber Priyal & Faber Mayuri