Many stressors, like alarm clocks and transportation delays, exist long before you even enter your workplace. Eighty percent of Americans report stress from their jobs, with millennials and Gen-Xers having the highest average levels of stress. These generations also have the least relief compared to other generations. When workplace stress is increasing, it’s important to find ways to relax and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meditation has been scientifically proven to be an effective way of achieving this goal.
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Good question! Here’s how you can get started
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, starting a meditation practice is easy and doesn’t require any special equipment. There are many great resources available for people of all skill levels. We found direction from “Creativity, Spirituality, & Making a Buck” with David Nichtern. This class offers tangible techniques for understanding meditation and noise-canceling your skillsets so that you can make mindfulness a beneficial presence in all areas of your life—both personal and professional.
The next time you find yourself becoming stressed over a little thing like catching the subway or pressing snooze, stop and take some deep breaths. You can also try meditation by watching the video below. Not only will your body thank you, but those around you will too.
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