My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?
I am living someone else's life, she thinks to herself. I am working towards someone else's goal, not mine. She is not happy, not fulfilled in anyway. She feels like a hamster on a wheel that is spinning at an ever increasing rate and yet she cannot get off. These are the thoughts that creep into her mind as she stares at the cars stuck in the rush hour traffic ahead of her.
She takes her files and laptop to her bedroom, stops to throw in a load of laundry and then heads to the kitchen to start dinner. After dinner, she prepares her kid's lunches for the next day before helping them with their homework, which takes all of one and a half hours.
What I found to be true for me is that without a good night's rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn't as pleasant to be around. As a leader -- that's not a good thing.
As your mind becomes more calm and serene through mindfulness meditation, these mindfulness practices will come to you naturally. Imagine what it would be like if everyone at your job practiced mindfulness
Mindfulness in the workplace creates an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down. It's a system where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good.
Seeing that you are not the only person experiencing the imperfections of motherhood is absolutely incredible. It is uplifting beyond words. We have created a group where we are allowed to be ourselves, and there is no judgment.
As humans, our tendency is to push ourselves to the finish line, beating ourselves up if we so much as pause in pursuit of our goals, which consequently depletes us of the energy we need to think creatively about the challenges we face at work and at home.
Whether your loved one is transitioning in a job, graduating from college, following a new career path, been recently diagnosed with an illness or is coming more into him or herself, our job is to embrace theses changes and welcome them. Here are a few ideas to make change more comfortable:
Like our stomachs, our brains are constantly involved in a process of digestion. We are required to process gargantuan amounts of information, massive changes and constant stimulation -- flooding our circuits and leaving us reeling. This can lead to some serious brain indigestion.
No matter how long you've tried to solve your weight problem and how many times you've failed, there is a way to solve it. You just have not yet found or done what you need to do. Keep learning and trying new things. Persist and you will succeed.
He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a mindfulcop.com site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.
The next time your email inbox takes control of your day, try the following suggestions to regain control:
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Given that people in the U.S. spend, on average, 30 percent of their lives working, it's imperative that you find a few minutes a day to focus on your own well being, mind and body.
The truth is that though cancer can affect every single element of your life, in treatment and for long after, it's not who you are. The truth is that though you are fighting, it's never all your doing. The truth is that though you have cancer, though I had cancer:
Here's how detoxing from my phone for 48 hours helped me reset my well-being and develop a healthier relationship with my phone.
Disconnecting forces your mind to process an event differently than if you're simply going to tweet it. It's hard to experience what's all around you when you're spending every moment with your eyes glued to a screen.
Vacation starts now... right after you answer that one quick email. But before you know it, you've spent the whole morning in your hotel room. Sound familiar?
Having the luxury to work mobile allows us to work anywhere in the world where there is a service provider to restore the energy of the battery life of our technology.