How to find time to meditate in the workplace? A busy office can be a nightmare for anyone trying to meditate. Calls, piles of documents, unfinished tasks and long business meetings create not only a lot of tension in the body, but also build up stress and anxiety.
To cope with all that more professionals that ever before, turn to meditation during their working hours to clear their mind and to re-focus. Some of them are very organized and can meditate during their working hours but others struggle to find an appropriate time to do it.
In this this wonderful article written by guest blog, Bradley Barks gives some ideas for anyone who straggles with finding time to meditate in the office. I am sure you can find some useful tips on how to meditate in the office and make it a normal every day practice.
How To Find Time To Meditate In The Workplace
Practice Makes Perfect
As in all natural and healthy habits, meditation takes daily practice to be effective. However, professionals, attorneys and people from all walks of life, often find putting aside the time to meditate somewhat difficult.
Time is limited, and finding the right meditating location becomes a real issue.
Finding the time and the place to get away from it all and practice meditative techniques can be quite challenging. Some of the larger, more alternative, corporations now offer special meditation rooms for this purpose, but the movement seems to be growing too fast for the average corporate management team to make proper arrangements for the practice.
Working meditation into a daily routine doesn’t require special equipment or a specific room. It doesn’t require a person to go home in the middle of the day to find that quiet meditative place. Meditation can be performed during the last 5 to 15 minutes of a lunch break, on a 15-minute break or even a special 5 minutes of quiet time behind a desk.
Where to Look
Find a noiseless location somewhere in the office. If there is no peaceful place at the office go to the car, visit a nearby park, green area, sit upon a bench outside the building, under a tree, or even the building rooftop will do.
If you can’t get out of the office, investing in some noise-canceling headphones or ear plugs is another option.
Deeper Meditation suggests that office meditation techniques can be implemented inconspicuously into the workday. It only takes a few minutes a few times a day to build up a profound inner peace in a professional’s daily work routine.
Even if you’re busy, decide to use the same time every day to meditate. For professionals working at home, set an alarm clock so it goes off at the same time. Leave the computer, phone and any other technical paraphernalia behind.
Turn devices off to be on the safe side to ensure there are no interruptions during the meditation.
Start each meditative session with deep breathing. “Meditation is the art of concentrating on all things as well as being present with emotions and experiences as they happen,” say the experts at Deeper Meditation; focus on breathing in and out.
Clear the mind of all thought; this may be difficult at first but most people understand it better after a few meditative sessions. Listen to a guided MP3 meditation to help clear the mind at first, if necessary.
Follow this process daily at the same time to get into the habit of meditating for a few minutes a day. Remember it only takes 20 days to make an activity a habit, so keep at it. Original article here.
To make the most out of the suggested practices, start small. Do not do too much especially if you have never meditated before. Decide to do it just for one minute a day and then gradually increase it to 7 minutes. It will still be beneficial and sooner than later you will create a habit that you won’t be able to live without.
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