How to Meditate at Work

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Many of us face some form (or many) of stress at work. We often get overwhelmed, which can quickly lead to irritability and anxiety.

I know it sounds a bit odd to meditate at work, but it is a great way to relieve stress and is more doable than it sounds.

There are many different ways to get in a quick meditation at work. It doesn’t interfere with your work day and is easy to do and relaxing.

In this post I will share how, where, and when to meditate at work. And I will share my favorite way to meditate at work, it’s super simple and incredibly helpful.

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How to Meditate at Work

Insight Timer is my recommendation for quick meditations, and meditation in general. It has plenty of meditation practices that are under 5 minutes.

You could also find a relaxing song to use for meditating or make a playlist of various possible songs to use.

Or if you prefer silence, you don’t necessarily need any audio for your meditation.

Where to Meditate at Work

The most private place to meditate at work is your car. If you can take a quick walk to your car, that’s the best option. But if you park in a parking garage or a few blocks away, then this may not be the best option.

If you work in a private cubicle, office, or have your own space that would also work well.

The bathroom is also a great option for a quick meditation. It’s easy to slip into a stall and have a few minutes of alone time.

The break room is another option if you can be in there alone, or if you don’t mind meditating in front of others.

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When to Meditate at Work

When you start to feel overwhelmed or stressed out at work, it’s time to step away to meditate. You could take advantage of your rest and lunch breaks to meditate and ease your nerves.

If you are not near a break, you can take a quick trip to the bathroom to meditate and calm yourself before continuing to work. Or slip away to your car for a couple minutes if your boss doesn’t mind.

Another option is to take a few minutes to meditate in your care before you go into work, or after work before you drive home.

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My favorite Quick Meditation

This is a meditation practice I found on Insight Timer; it only takes a few minutes. You can do this with or without music, or find the actual practice on the app.

What you’re going to do is close your eyes, put your hand on your chest, and take some deep breaths.

Closing your eyes and taking deep breaths will always help to relax and slow down. But what’s different about this is putting your hand on your chest. Feeling your own skin will help you to feel more grounded and connected.

This is my favorite way to quickly meditate to calm down and ease stress.

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It’s not silly or wasteful to meditate at work, it’s important self-care and you deserve to feel at ease and refreshed at work. It’s always okay to take time for you.

If you’d like more tips on meditation, check out my post HERE.

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