You don’t need to block out 30 minutes of meditation, or grab your yoga mat in order to experience the benefits of mindfulness at work. First you can setup a few personal habits in the morning to get the most out of your work day – in terms of productivity and reduced stress. Here are a few ways to help you stay in the present moment to do your best during a busy week at work.
Here are 7 ways to be Mindful at work:
Set your goals for the week – at the beginning of the work week, especially if its going to be a busy week. I set intentions (goals), I write them down on index cards to carry with me – ‘my intentions of the week may be to Stay Calm * Stay Present * Stay Focused.
Do one thing – Focus your attention on one task at a time. Slow down your thoughts and movements until you come back to your singular focus. At times we try to multi task with our time only to find out at the end of the week we have accomplished NOTHING. One, multi tasking does not work – it only has you running around trying to finish various projects, instead of focusing on the one project through completion and then moving on to the next.
Take pleasure in your work – Have a laugh with a coworker, take a glance out the window and admire nature, sit back and appreciate yourself on all your work project completions, find something to be thankful for in having your job – there is always something to be grateful for.
Give others your full attention – Stop what you are doing at the moment, really listen and pay attention to your coworker when they are talking. You need to take those few moments to really connect with coworkers that are asking for your attention – it will make them feel good and in turn it will make you feel good about yourself.
Use your breaks to be in tune with your body – Do some stretches – Take short walks – Take some deep breathe – Do some yoga poses at your desk – Listen to inspirational music.
Put reminder stickers around your workplace – Put some post it notes around your workplace as reminders – I put them on my computer, phone, and desk. Every time I see the stickers it reminds me to Pause * Bring me back to my Task Focus * Press forward to task completion.
At the end of the day – don’t lose your mindfulness – Focus on your breathing, congratulate yourself for your mindful attitude at work today. More importantly set your intention to leave your work at the office. Carry your mindful attitude home to enjoy your time with family and friends.
Our First Visit~ I am always happy to offer a FREE 45-minute consultation on your Home or Business project or any other service. This consultation allows me to see your space and develop a rapport to ensure we will be a great team.
During our Session, I’ll help you:
Create a clear vision of your project, what service will fit your needs and how it will benefit you and/or your family unit.
Determine what you need to do in order to get your home or business to a place of Comfort, Function and Organization.
Discover what’s stopping you now – Today.
Create an Action Plan for your next steps in creating a Healthy Organized less Stressful lifestyle.
But first I need to know a little more about your Vision.
What kind of lifestyle do you want to create?
What is your biggest stumbling block in creating this lifestyle?
What would it mean to your Home or Business or to You personally, to get your life where there is Comfort, Organization and Functionality?
What would the cost be to your Business or Home Life if you don’t reach the goals you set for yourself and family?
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EVERY SPACE you walk or reach into has this same process – No matter the size
Work space ~ Top to Bottom
Work space ~ Left to Right
If you work each space in your house or office with this simple process, you will not be spending all day cleaning. You will find yourself moving through the home or business in a more efficient and productive manner. One last tip; the only thing you should be listening to on cleaning day is your radio – the others are way too distracting.
Enjoy some Clean Therapy!
*This book has been a part of my Business Library since 1987, I was certified in Speed Cleaning for Pros in 1989. The Clean Team training was one of the most organized, best engaged, informative training I have had in my cleaning career.*