1628 provides the perfect environment to stay focused on your work while also reducing your stress levels. With our comfortable seating options, beautiful interior design, and sanctuary room, you are sure to find the perfect way to practice workplace mindfulness. Read the blog below to see how you integrate mindfulness practices into your daily routine while at 1628.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be hard to stay present and focused on the task at hand. Whether you are at work or home, it is all too easy to get distracted by the many demands of our day-to-day lives, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. That’s why it’s so important to practice mindfulness—the art of being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and environment—in order to stay centered and grounded. Here are some easy tips for incorporating mindfulness into your daily workplace routine.
Take a Break from Technology
It is no secret that technology has taken over most aspects of our lives—including our workplaces. But constantly checking emails, social media notifications, or news updates can be an energy drain. Take a break from technology during your workday by setting aside specific times when you will be offline or turning off notifications completely. This will help you stay focused on the task at hand and give you time to check in with yourself throughout the day.
Practice Deep Breathing Exercises
Deep breathing exercises are one of the most effective ways to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation in any situation. You can easily incorporate deep breathing into your work day by taking a few moments each hour to do some simple breathing exercises such as 4-7-8 breathing or alternate nostril breathing. This will help keep your mind clear and reduce stress levels throughout the day.
Here are some additional techniques for deep breathing exercises (Harvard Health Publishing, 2020).
Take Time for Reflection
Reflection is an essential part of any mindfulness practice because it helps us gain insight into our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Taking even just 5 minutes each day for reflection can be incredibly beneficial for reducing stress levels and improving focus throughout the workday. Find a quiet spot in your office or outdoors where you can sit comfortably for a few moments at lunchtime or during breaks; close your eyes; take some deep breaths; and observe what thoughts come up without judgment. This will help you become more aware of how you are feeling so that you can respond in healthier ways when stressful situations arise throughout the day.
Mindfulness practices have been proven to reduce stress levels while increasing focus and productivity in both personal and professional settings. With these few simple tips, it’s easy to incorporate mindful activities into your daily workplace routine at 1628 so that you can stay present, focused, and productive throughout the day! So take a break from technology, practice deep breathing exercises throughout the day, and find time for reflection whenever possible – these practices might seem small but they make all the difference!
Want to learn more ways to practice mindfulness? Then check out the following books:
- Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday written by Matthew Sockolov.
- Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice written by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.