Not everyone is at peace with their professional life, which can be both hectic and toxic. Bosses, deadlines, colleagues, salaries, and other factors add to the stress people face in their working environment.
The good news is, mindful meditation can help reduce stress at work and maintain overall good health. Practising this ancient form of relaxation gives you inner strength and peace that helps you remain calm even when you face a rough day at the office.
It is healthy to meditate every day, for at least 15 minutes, morning or night. Studies have shown that the brain works differently to information, stress and anxiety when one meditates regularly.
This is why many companies in Malaysia and elsewhere have begun incorporating relaxation rooms in the workplace. Such a space can help employees rest and recharge when under tremendous pressure.
Many organisations also provide in-office activities and exercises that boost moral strength, which not only helps employees but also fosters a positive working environment and company culture.
3 benefits of regular meditation
1. Less job stress
Many employees come home so tired, they are unable to devote time to their families or personal engagements. This is due to job stress, which could result in increased blood pressure and lead to various health issues.
Meditating can help you release the stress of work by calming your mind, while preparing you for any challenges you might face the following day.
2. Improved performance
When you are at peace, you will naturally perform better at your job. Regular meditation calms you down and allows you to handle workplace stresses more efficiently.
Better performance and increased productivity will add to your overall satisfaction at work and in life.
3. More self-confidence
When you are at peace, your mood and motivation significantly improve.
People are often so stressed at work that they doubt themselves. Mindfulness meditation can help boost your morale, which will reflect positively in your work performance.
Erika Peres is a social media influencer, entrepreneur and director of multiple companies. She is a mother of two boys and has a passion for sports, fitness and lifestyle. She can be reached on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.