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What Are Some Short Meditation Exercises I Can Do At Work?

What Are Some Short Meditation Exercises I Can Do At Work?

Running a successful business takes a lot of time, energy, and money. Amidst meetings and busy schedules, the mind can easily become filled with so many thoughts that its ability to function optimally is reduced. Unfortunately, substance use and smoking cigarettes have become immediate stress-relievers for many CEOs and executives, but that places their health – and sometimes their success – at risk. Holistic practices such as meditation could be an excellent component to add to your daily work routine so that you can work on restoring your mind, body, and spirit.

Meditation is about bringing the mind’s focus to the present moment, and grounding oneself. As Sharon Salzberg, a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer has stated,It’s hard to give from a source of depletion.”

If you’re ready to harness your energy and bolster your mind and body’s support for a healthy personal and professional life, the Huffington Post suggests the following short meditation exercises while you’re at work:

  • Stress Shaker – take a few deep breaths in through your nose, and out through your mouth as you bring your awareness to light. As you begin to notice the stress you’ve been feeling, say to yourself, “I am willing to move forward and see things differently.” After you’ve said this, shake out your body to essentially “shake out” the stress and tension.
  • Time Mantra – sit peacefully and rest your hands gently on your lap. Starting with your pinky finger, tap one finger of each hand on your lap (with both hands) in a synchronized way. As you do this, say to yourself, “Time is within my control.” Focus on this feeling.
  • Candle Meditation – light a candle, and gently focus on the beautiful flame arising from it. Bring the flame to eye level (about 1 foot away from you) and gaze at the flame for about 1-2 minutes. Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth, as you build your awareness.

The best part about meditation is that it does not take anything, only your willingness to try. You may have difficulty grounding yourself at first, but you will get better in time with practice. Begin channeling your inner calmness at work using these exercises.

If you haven’t already, speak with someone from a professional treatment center to learn more about programs to best suit your needs. Optimal recovery is possible, and you are not alone in your pursuit for happiness, health, and wellbeing.

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