How to Practice Mindfulness at Work

Some days it just seems like everyday is Monday. For some of us (not me) Mondays can be extremely productive and for others (mostly me) it can be sort of aggravating especially when dealing directly with sour coworkers before coffee.

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Practicing mindfulness at work can be a great way to stay focused and motivate others on your team. Learning how to mute the negativity in any situation is a vital life skill that will lead to happiness. It can reduce stress and keep you grounded in your purpose; especially if your life’s calling is revolved around your profession.

Don’t take anything personally.

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Those Negative Nancy’s are fueled by ruining a good time. They will attempt to throw all the shade and even add some lies in order to change other people’s perception of you. Don’t let their behavior influence you and your happiness. Simply ignore them and try not to take their seemingly evil doings personally. You’re all on the same team with a common mission.

Create a dope playlist.

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Music soothes the soul. Curating the perfect playlist will not only make you happy; the songs will make you nostalgic and bring all the good vibes. Don’t believe me? What happens when you hear “Cash Money Records taking over for the 99 and 2000s!” or “Baby Shark” I know you just started twerkin’. Seriously, spend some time putting together a soundtrack to keep you jubilant.

Read a book on your lunch break.

I’m currently rereading On Her Own Ground the Life and Times of Madame C.J. Walker by her great-granddaughter, A’Leila Bundles. It’s so inspiring and I highly recommend it for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Think happy thoughts.

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Remaining positive and not allowing others to dictate your mood is the greatest self-gift. Prayer works wonders. Might I suggest Philippians 4:7. A friend provided me with this particular scripture that served as the mantra for my work week. I'm pleased to report there were no emails sent that started with “per my last email…”. 

There you have it -- Cheers to a great work week!

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Ar'Sheill Monsanto