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Relevance Of Loving-kindness Meditation At The Workplace

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Published on 26 December, 2022

Practicing loving-kindness meditation can improve a lifelong negative behavioral pattern. It holds an immense power to reinstate positive energy and your well-being. Also improves your focus and shifts your attention to productivity and growth at work.

People today tend to concentrate more on the negative aspects of life. Mostly on things they don't have; a better job, a bigger house, or more money and power. Therefore disturbing their peace of mind and overall health. But, if you are more kind and loving, you will learn to appreciate how blissful your life is.

Besides, you can overcome negativity and achieve well-being by extending your feeling of gratefulness by savoring real-life moments. That way, you can bring into your consciousness the importance of meditation by enhancing the feeling of love and kindness.

Why Practice Loving-kindness meditation?

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Stress, anxiety, and depression have become a part of daily life for many employees. Many lose their track of time amid the hustle and bustle of work. And this way, they often get swayed away by the heat of unhealthiness or inappropriate lifestyle.

But the time has come to fix your old routine and affirm a healthy lifestyle. Well, practicing loving-kindness meditation can help you do so.

Start waking up early and drink a glass of warm water. Put on your running shoes. Take a walk under the morning sun to soak some vitamin D. Else you can even unfold your yoga mat and indulge in meditation and outdoor yoga.

Physical activity is crucial for your health and wellness. And after some physical activity, you should sit down and work on your breath. Breathwork helps you to relax and calm down.

Even at work, if you feel disturbed by any thought or emotion, indulge in loving-kindness meditation by repeating to yourself;

  • "I AM receiving every good thing. I AM abundant. I AM healthy. I AM love. I AM always on time. I AM eternal youth. I AM filled with energy every single day."
  • "I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy."

Read: 81 Positive Quotes To Improve Your Day At Work

Benefits of Loving-Kindness Meditation At Work

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You will start experiencing a better life after you start your meditation practice. Meditation is not always about sitting somewhere quiet and giving up on every thought or reciting "AUM." It is the process of self-reflection and inner engineering. And can be performed anywhere, even at work.

It is in fact, through meditation, you can manifest love and kindness. The book, 'The secrets' by Rhonda Byrne talks about the importance of the law of attraction in your life. With meditation, one can manifest good things. By doing so, life becomes easier and better.

Vitamins, nutrients, and minerals are crucial for your body. Likewise, manifestation and visualization of a joyful and balanced life are vital for the soul and mind.

Only if you are kind enough to love yourself and others you can attain the desirable life. Achieve a financially, socially, and emotionally well-balanced life. And also open the gateway to your professional career success and growth.

So start practicing loving-kindness meditation today because it;

  1. Makes you productive
  2. Boosts your morale
  3. Enhances your performance
  4. Reduces stress and anxiety
  5. Lowers absenteeism
  6. Makes you healthier and sound
  7. Reduces healthcare cost

How Does Loving-Kindness Meditation Work?

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In today's time, being grateful is important. Employees' can build positive relationships and a great work environment if you appreciate your co-workers often. Inculcating love and kindness into the workplace can redefine work culture and create a better workplace.

I am sure you will also be happy to receive some appreciation for your work from a co-worker or your boss. You will feel motivated to maintain consistency when your hard work and dedication are recognized.

organizations can promote employee health and wellness as well as rewards and appreciation culture for long-term growth.

Rick Hanson, an expert on positive neuroplasticity, says," the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive ones." Traumatic experiences in life can create disruptions in the brain's neural structures. We tend to waste our mental energy more on regrets and fears rather than meditating on the bliss and delights of life.

However, recent research has stated that appreciation can be an antidote to this negative energy. Practicing meditation can create more effective and vivid memories. Meditation allows you to amplify the positive spiral of emotions and thoughts.

Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough theorize that gratitude within relationships can create a kind of "upward spiral." Forging kindness and love is being grateful towards others and yourself as well. You can always begin by focusing on heart consciousness, mental health, and spiritual wellness.

To know more, listen to our podcast: Role Of Spiritual Wellness In Employee Health by Hema Vyas

The Best Way To Do It

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Take out some quiet time for yourself in a calm place. Find a comfortable position. Close your eyes, relax your muscles, and take some deep breaths.
Image yourself healing. Feel good about your well-being, love yourself, and thank yourself.

Focus on your inner peace. Imagine you are in a state of happiness by breathing in hope and love a. And breathing out all the stress and tension.
Notice the sensations of your breath as you inhale and exhale.

Read these affirmative or reassuring sentences aloud to yourself;

  • I am enough
  • I am healthy
  • I am grateful for the things I have
  • I am positive
  • I am happy and safe
  • I have a healthy mind, body, and soul
  • I am peaceful and strong
  • I will give and receive appreciation today.

You can practice this meditation anywhere, even in your working space.

For Employees To Start With

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After working out in the morning, plug in your earphones for some mindfulness. With Vantage Fit Corporate Wellness Platform, you can enhance your wellness and adapt to a healthy lifestyle. Vantage Fit allows you to track your daily physical activities, heart rate, and calorie and water intake. Besides, you can listen to some mindfulness meditation sessions to make your loving kindness meditation easier.

If you want to make your wellness journey more adventurous, ask your employers to check out the Vantage Fit Corporate Wellness Platform.

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Conclusion

An employee's mind is often filled with many work-related and personal issues. But it would be best to find ways to avoid your mind getting clogged by letting it all out. And find joy, meaning, and purpose to be well and perform better at work.

Thus, meditation helps to bring all positive things to the center of your attention. It also helps you to eliminate the emotional residue and live a fulfilled life. Using this meditation technique, you can enjoy and greet life with a smile daily.

Loving-kindness meditation is the key to your happiness and behavioral growth. So, why wait? Start today itself.

This article is written by Parismita Goswami who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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