Bring purpose to each moment
If you know what you are meant to be doing moment-to-moment, and have a good understanding of the task, your sense of purpose will increase. To succeed in this, you need to consciously know where to give your attention. At first, you'll find your attention is taken away by the telephone ringing or a colleague coming to your desk for a chat, but you can improve your ability to do it with regular practice. Make a commitment to meditate at work and you'll begin to find your focus with daily work tasks.
Modern workplaces are a hive of activity, but these environments breed distractions. Work out where your major distractions lie. Perhaps you are in the habit of mindlessly checking your emails because you're not sure what task to do (or just don't want to do it). Or maybe you’re attending countless meetings that fail to achieve any actionable points. While it is important to be a good colleague, it's not in your favour to waste time on projects that you don't need to be involved in.
Actively search out your distractions so you can recognise when you fall into their trap and then bring your attention to your priority tasks instead.
If you'd struggle to recall what you did at work this morning, it’s time to make some changes. You can significantly improve your working days - not to mention your overall wellbeing - by choosing to make the most of each moment that you’re in the workplace. In doing so, you could experience a greater sense of fulfillment and learn to make happy work.
Meditation has been scientifically found to be a key element in reducing stress and anxiety in the workplace, which in turn cultivates happiness, purpose and resilience. Our modern meditation for business can:
- - Increase creativity
- - Strength focus and purpose