Stress and anxiety have become one of the biggest causes of missed work days. Multitasking, struggling with deadlines, no work-home boundaries can make anyone feel overwhelmed.
Fortunately, mindfulness can help you to manage stressful situations and maintain overall well-being so you are less moved by daily stress.
Mindfulness is not a single tool but a way of life. When you learn to be mindful and live in the present moment, you observe your feelings and thoughts without judgment, do not feel stressed. Mindfulness meditation, yoga and breathing exercises are all ways of practicing mindfulness.
Since your physical and mental well-being is affected by how you think and feel, becoming more mindful can help you manage them and cope with situations better.
When you practice mindfulness on a regular basis, it can have a great positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Here are some extremely effective tips.
Paying attention to what and how you eat will not only help you enjoy your food better but also prevent overeating. Better eating means better nutrition and better ability to manage stress.
Mindful walking involves paying attention to how you walk, your posture and gait, each step and how it feels when your feet touch the ground. Going for a mindful walk can help to calm the mind and gain perspective and insight. You can go for a mindful walk even during the lunch break at work.
You can be mindful even when you are waiting for a meeting or when you are in an elevator or whenever you are stressed. Focus on your breathing. You would observe that the breath tends to become more rhythmic as you observe it. This can help the body to relax and the mind to become calmer.