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Over the last month we have learnt the basics of mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness, and how to implement it into a daily practice. Mindfulness however, doesn’t have to be something you only practice at home and we are seeing an increasing amount of companies implementing it into the workplace as a strategy to relieve stress, enhance concentration and increase productivity. Whilst we don’t all have the luxuries and mindfulness programs that some big brands (such as Apple and Google offer), below are a few exercises you can do on your own to achieve mindfulness in throughout your working day.

Firstly, to bring a sense of mindfulness into the workplace you must start your day right. Don’t rush, allow yourself some extra time to get ready in the morning, enjoy your breakfast in a relaxed environment and go about your normal routine with a strong sense of awareness, of your surroundings, feelings, and breathing.

In the workplace, pay more attention and listen to colleagues. Shift your mental focus from yourself and onto others, engaging with those around you and taking an interest in their projects. This simple technique can help improve relationships and overall atmosphere in the office.

Take a moment to be in the present. Whether it’s during your lunch break or sitting at your desk, take some time for yourself. Again focus on your breathing; you may also like to pay attention to your body language and posture, as we can often neglect this when slaving away at our desks all day. Listen to the sounds that surround you, relaxing any areas of the body you may feel tension. This exercise works to eliminate focus on overwhelming and stressful issues and allows you to concentrate on how you are feeling.

Lastly, at the end of the working day or any time before bed, take some time to reflect, holding back any judgement. You want to wake up with a clear mind to take on the next day, so reflect on what happened that day, how you felt and things you are grateful for, letting go of the day – separating work from home.

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Brooke Meredith

Brooke Meredith, is the passionate founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Conscious Collection Magazine. A glowing representation of wellness, and an advocate for healthy living.

Brooke’s passion for health and wellbeing began following the discovery of her own intolerances and health ailments. Her house soon became a hub for recreating healthy versions of her favourite recipes, and soon her home was filled with an abundance of nourishing, nutritious whole foods. A certified Health Coach, Brooke’s passion lies with helping others become the best version of themselves and created A Conscious Collection to nurture, empower and inspire. As an Australian model, Brooke lives and breathes wellness, understanding the direct correlation between looking and feeling your best, which comes with a life in balance. When you can pry her away from working on all things ACC, you’ll find her fleeting around the globe on wellness escapes, enjoying three hour brunch dates with girlfriends and diving mouth first in to her famous healthified chocolate brownies.