May 30, 2017
What if I told you that there is one thing that we all have access to – every single one of us- that can help us take the workday and own it, rather than leave the day haggard, exhausted and with a giant headache? Something that will put a little pep in our step, and over time, make even the stickiest work situations float on by? And for those of us in non ideal work environments (toxic, boring or not aligned with what we want to be doing), something that helps us not just quit and run out of the building like our hair’s on fire?
Oh, and it’s free.
No, I’m not talking about that crate of Tito’s Handmade Vodka that’s left over from your wedding or that crate of Jose someone brought to your Cinco De Mayo party.
I’m talking about mindfulness and the tools that accompany it.
Before you roll your eyes or think this isn’t for you, bear with me. We’re talking with bestselling author and mindfulness teacher Emily Bennington today about how to stop being led around by your emotions all day and instead come from a place of calm and easy.
What I love about Emily is the way she breaks down mindfulness into digestible chunks so that anyone, even the new-to-the-game lady can pick up some tools and start to practice. Mindfulness is a truly accessible thing with accessible tools, but if it’s not talked about in an accessible way, it can be hard to really grasp and follow, amirite?
Emily makes all of that irrelevant. We sat down and talked about how mindfulness intersects with work including some of the following tidbits (and she’s generously given us access to a free tool to get started with the basic building blocks!)
Show Timings (Times are approximate)
1:42 Emily Bennington Introduction
5:20 What happens when you don’t have or use the mindfulness tools?
10:35 What mindfulness tools would you recommend to get started?
13:50 “Positive” traits that manifest in unhelpful ways at work and how it relates to mindfulness
16:00 Triggers For when you have the opportunity to practice mindfulness
18:05 Special tools for mindfulness in generally toxic environments
23:35 Mindfulness while emailing (yes, seriously! Email is challenging!)
27:35 Attaching self worth to your job and where mindfulness comes into play
31:05 Case Study of someone who incorporated these tools with success
35:20 Being versus doing VERSUS being WHILE doing
37:05 Jill’s personal lessons in mindfulness
38:32 Decision making during overwhelm
Resources Mentioned In the Show:
-You can reach Emily Bennington at www.emilybennington.com