Mindfulness at the workplace
Before we talk about your organisation, let’s talk about you.
Can you ever truly say that you have completed all your work when you leave at the end of the day?
Or are you always getting assigned new tasks that need to be dealt with urgently, although you still haven’t completed the previous one?
How do you cope? By gulping down one more cup of coffee and squeezing these tasks into your already tight schedule, or by doing the extra work on your laptop at night?
Does the following sound familiar? If you do have the evening off, all you can do is vegetate in front of the TV because otherwise you can’t switch off the endless cycle of planning and worrying thoughts whirling around in your mind. You wake up at 5am – still exhausted – and the first thing that pops into your mind is your to-do list.
It may not be much consolation, but you are not alone. More people than you would imagine feel overwhelmed and stressed at their workplace. Even the ones who appear to be perfectly in control.
And everybody keeps going, just like you.