Practicing Mindfulness

Being mindful at work can involve as little or as much change as you’re able to accommodate at this moment in time. At one end of the scale, you may simply apply knowledge of how the brain works and some mindful principles to your work. To gain maximum benefit though you need to practice mindfulness regularly and apply quick mindfulness techniques in the workplace when you need to regain focus, or when you encounter difficulties. The benefits you gain increase in line with the effort that you put in. You will see a real difference after practicing mindfulness for as little as 10 minutes a day for about six weeks. As you practice mindfulness, it will become apparent to you that the mind will have its say in all that you do. The mind thinks just as the heart beats. You’ll notice judgments, what you like or what you dislike. You’ll notice associations, your memories, and your stories, and you’ll make comparisons. You’ll notice emotional interrelationships with thoughts. Thoughts don’t just occur singularly or without some kind of emotional component. You’ll notice common tree, your thoughts, comments on your experiences. As you focus inwards on your mind your breath in your body, you’ll have an expansion of awareness outwards. This will help with your perspective, the choices that you make, and will give you more clarity and we have about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day. This means that you have between 35 and 48 thoughts a minute. So with mindfulness it’s important to accept what you can’t change. accept who you are. Accept that you make mistakes, and accept the mistakes that are made by others. cut down on energy draining criticism, the criticisms that you have of yourself and the criticisms that you have of other people. Ensure your shortcomings. achieve the clarity of mind for those areas that you want to improve upon. It’s important to adopt a growth mindset to gain feedback, feedback about yourself or feedback about other people. Feedback from yourself or feedback from other people is a chance to get new perspectives and insights that may help you to improve. Expect to be and be a driver of change. Accept new challenges and responsibilities as a chance to develop new coping strategies. View setbacks as a chance for you to grow. Here are some tips for developing mindfulness. Be consciously present in the moment, be aware of what’s going on around you at any one particular moment in time. Work on a single task, slow down to speed up. Recognize that stress is an everyday components of life. It’s important, it will give you the drive to do good work. You need stress to function normally. Respond wisely and appropriately. Rather than adding to a difficulty as you perceive it through the way in which you’ve been using your habits. show gratitude and appreciation. Develop humility and be humble. Accept your limitations. Appreciate others, appreciate other people and rediscover a sense of childlike wonder. So in terms of managing with mindfulness to deal with one thing at a time, accept the power of stress. Be grateful and humble. practice mindfulness whenever and wherever you can. The great thing about mindfulness practice is that you can’t get it wrong, and nobody can tell you whether you’re doing it right or not.