You don’t have to go to a quiet room each day to reach a mindful and meditative state to achieve the work-life-balance that so many yearn for, yet, find unattainable.
Here are 3 tips by Anna Verasai from her an article titled A Not-to-do List to Cultivate Work-Life Balance
DO NOT CHECK EMAIL AT BED
“We avoid reading emails before going to bed for two reasons: 1.) It gets your mind working and makes it difficult to be able to fall asleep, and 2.) the ‘blue-light’ from back-lit devices like mobiles, tablet, or even laptops, throws the body’s biological clock out of balance. The nighttime light exposure deters the production of melatonin in the brain, making it even more difficult for you to sleep.
DO NOT ENGAGE IN NEGATIVITY-FILLED CONVERSATIONS
This kind of conversations are taxing on energy and morale. If it’s a conversation that can be avoided, for example, it’s coming from a co-worker who needs to vent, try changing the tone of the conversation: ask the person what they’d do to improve the situation?
Negativity perpetuates, breeds in itself, and clutters the mind with dissatisfaction. And when your mind is filled negativity, happiness is much harder to come by.”
DO NOT CONSUME MEDIA AIMLESSLY
Cut yourself off from media consumption before you’re about to do something important. The daily repetition of news gives us a pessimistic, fatalistic, and desensitized worldview. It also kills creativity and is one reason why novelists, entrepreneurs, composers and mathematicians don’t consume media ravenously. The more we consume arbitrary storylines, the craving gets increasingly hypnotic and hard to ignore.
You can read the rest of the article on The HR Digest site. Additionally, numerous scientific studies have revealed that practicing mindfulness can lead to a happier and healthier you, especially when you focus, holistic part of it as oppose to material goals.
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