Many of us forget that our mind and soul need exercise too and not just our bodies. Our mental health is just as important.
Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.
We are aware that we are part of some very uncertain times where we need to constantly make sure that we are fit and well, not just our physical well-being but also mental. Like last year, we were locked in our houses, for a lot of us mental health has taken a toll.
The work-from-home jobs and managing everything else around the house, turned out to be more distressing than fun. As a result, our work was affected, sometimes as poor results or unable to bring out the best in our work.
This is where mindfulness exercises help us to be better and condition ourselves to react to this distress healthily rather than overburdening ourselves.
By just being mindful, we become more present in our lives and relate to others, it can help us to make better decisions, manage our emotions, and be more fully engaged in life.
Mindfulness not just helps you in your personal life. Your professional life also takes two steps further.
Directly linked to motivation in the workplace is what is known as mindfulness. This is our ability to stay focused yet flexible and is a way of reprogramming the mind to think in a healthier, less stressful way. It is not uncommon for mindfulness to take a turn when things feel hectic at work, which may be related to tight deadlines, or other life events.
The question that arises now is what these mindfulness exercises are and how can you use them to bring out the best version of yourself!
Listed below are some exercises that you can carry out to be –
- Be consciously present – Mindfulness is about being present and aware rather than going in blindly. When you are consciously present at the moment it makes it much easier to know and understand what is going around you and what’s going on within you. This means you can work and simultaneously also manage your mental and emotional state. Being consciously present will help you make clear decisions and deal with problems in a much healthier way.
- Use short mindful exercises at work – These exercises can help your brain be more at ease in circumstances rather than overworking itself. Now we are aware that given the time clench one cannot always find 30 minutes for exercising sometimes even 10 mins is hard to get. But mindful exercises can be as short as you like. It can even be for 1 minute. Even one minute you just connecting with your sense goes a long way. You don’t have to close your eyes, or even sit down. You can be as creative as you like.
- Feel gratitude – Probably one of the things that we have all conditioned our brains to see is the negative side of things. The slightest of inconvenience happens and we are back to looking at everything from a negative perspective. This is where gratitude comes to play. Gratitude is the antidote. Plenty of evidence suggests that actively practicing gratitude makes you feel better and has a positive impact on your creativity, health, working relationships, and quality of work. Gratitude makes being at both work and home a more positive experience.
- Accept what you can’t change – To be mindful is to be aware of the problems that arise and understand that there is a certain issue that might not be in your power to change or work through. There are going to be times when you just must accept yourself as you are and work through that.
- Adopt a growth mindset – People with a fixed mindset believe that their basic qualities, such as their intelligence and talents, are fixed traits. Instead of developing their intelligence and talents, they spend their time hoping their traits will lead to success. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve their intelligence and talents with effort. By applying themselves, they think that they can get better. They see brains and talent as just the starting point and build on them with hard work and determination.
These are just some exercises that will enable you to bring your best version out emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Mindfulness if taken and done correctly can take you a long way ahead and just like we talked about as the times are uncertain, we need to bring our ‘A’ game.
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