Mindfulness won’t necessarily stop us getting annoyed with each other (though with time it can definitely turn down the temperature) but it can help hugely with how we deal with that annoyance.
‘I feel like I’m about to explode inside.’ This is how my son, whose exams start Monday, said how he felt yesterday. What he was describing was a massive build up of cortisol.
If things in our lives are not going as well as we’d like it’s tempting to blame others or simply circumstances. However, more often than we’d probably like to admit, it may be that we are subconsciously sabotaging our own lives.
Do you find yourself thinking any of these things?
‘I just need to clear my desk before I get started.’
‘I’ll start by dealing with my email, ease myself into the day.’
‘How on earth did it get to 6pm and I haven’t actually got anything done?!’
If so, you probably already know you’re prone to procrastination. This habit of putting things off until the last minute can be a minor irritation for some people, and a major problem for others.
I was brought up to believe I could ‘have it all’, but what I didn’t really understand was that I couldn’t have it all at the same time without burnout.
A lot of people like to feel in control, and I’m no different. We spend a lot of time and energy making plans and believing that by doing this we stay in control. But we don’t, because we never were in the first place.
Imposter syndrome is a pervasive and often crippling belief that, despite appearing competent or even successful, you are actually a fraud, who is likely to be unmasked at any time to devastating effect.
‘Yes, that’s’ fine.’ But what if it isn’t? What if the minute you said those words, or even before you said them you started to feel resentful or overwhelmed, and knew you should have said no?
Staying mindful while under pressure at work can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you be mindful at work.
One of the key reasons why many of us are in a constant flurry of activity, getting stressed and burnt out along the way, is because we are trying hard to avoid negative emotions.