There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~ Ghandi
Integrating mindfulness practice into work and life can sometimes feel like an impossible task. How to fit in one more thing? Why would I want to add one more item to my to do list when I already have zero time in my day?
What we find when we introduce an intentional pause in the day, however, is that it can actually expand our experience of time (1). We find that we have more space, and as a result we can be less harried and frantic, more patient and productive. We remember to focus on the important rather than just the urgent. We give the brain the rest it needs to be its most clear and creative.
When work-related stress is one of the top 5 causes of death in the U.S. (2), taking care of yourself at work literally becomes a life or death choice.
And make no mistake, you do have a choice.
When you are willing to take a long, hard look at how you use your time, you can find space to be more mindful. Sometimes all you need is a partner to help you find that space, and support to help you commit to making yourself a priority.
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(1) In book: Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications. Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality Volume 2, Chapter: Mindfulness meditation and the experience of time, Publisher: Springer, Editors: S. Schmidt, H. Walach, pp.199–210.
(2) Goh, Joel, Jeffrey Pfeffer, and Stefanos A. Zenios. "Workplace Stressors & Health Outcomes: Health Policy for the Workplace." Behavioral Science & Policy 1, no. 1 (2015): 43–52.
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