Mindful in the MEssy Middle
Being Mindful in the Workplace
by Teresa Lazzaro
It’s Monday morning. You just got into the office … 10 minutes late of course because your son was tired and didn’t want to get out of bed and your daughter didn’t like her hairstyle. Typical working mom morning struggle. By the time you get into the office, you sit down and sigh in relief … or do you? Your inbox is full of emails with countless to do’s. So what do you do?
As moms our to do lists are countless and never ending. Finding time to stop and meditate may seem impossible and another task to add to your to do list. However, putting even 5 minutes aside a day, every other day or even once a week is crucial for your sanity. I like to call it taking a mindful moment for yourself. So how do you do this?
The benefits of doing the above are tremendous, some of which include:
For myself, doing the above has changed my way of thinking at work even in the most challenging situation. I am better able to express myself, be more objective and maintain a positive demeanour no matter the circumstances. I was thrilled to be able to host my first meditation at a recent department meeting, which was received extremely well. Not only did everyone participate, many co-workers asked to do it again! Sharing that mindful moment with my co-workers was such a gratifying and life changing experience for me. I’m already looking to add a mindful moment to our next meeting agenda.
Love, strength and peace to you all!
- Teresa xoxoxo
Author, Mindful Mother, Soul Seeker
Teresa is a married, working mother of two young children: one daughter and one son. In January 2016, she made the decision to start her spiritual journey and has been on a spiritual path ever since. She is passionate about writing, meditation, yoga, and discovering the abundance of knowledge with regards to spiritual growth, personal growth and living authentically.
With her hectic schedule, she attempts to find balance and flow through meditation, practicing gratitude and maintaining a positive outlook on life. Through her writing, she gives an honest perspective of the trials, tribulations and rewards of motherhood.