So much of our career – finding a job, networking, advancing – is mental.
There are so many factors in a career that weigh on our minds, as evidenced by the many people I coach who are kept up at night by their worries at work.
So how can we keep from letting these stresses take over our life? By taking a time out and directing our minds elsewhere.
I am a big advocate of work/life balance, and we have to be intentional about taking time for our own minds and spirits away from work. For many this is their faith or religion. For others it is about family.
But one thing that anyone can do and/or add to their existing “happy place” is to meditate, truly taking time to put yourself in a peaceful state.
There are a lot of common misconceptions about meditation, which this article does a great job of dispelling. Instead, it focuses on how “…the benefits of relaxing a tired mind that is wound up from the stress of the unknown will help you focus on what’s really important – the factors you can control.”
Take a read and let me know how YOU find peace in your work/life balance!