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4 Mindset tools: for the stressed out professional

Our professional mindset can be a powerful tool in the workplace; it can help us power through projects efficiently, it can help our attitude towards interpersonal officeplace relationships, it can even prevent body pain. Yes, you heard me correctly, having a positive mindset can help keep away body pain.

How, you may ask?

By now you should know my 2019 intention: Combining physical health awareness with mental health awareness.

When your mind is in a good place – well rested, free from negative thoughts, and properly stimulated- it tends to be less stressed. When you mind is less stressed your body can endure more physically.

The opposite is also true. When your body is well rested, and properly positioned and nourished you mind stays healthy and productive. Read more on this Spiral of Stress.

As stress creeps in on the hard working professional body it becomes harder to remind ourselves that we are in control. But we are in control. So let’s take a moment to reset.

Use these mind set tools to help you power through your day:

  1. Take a moment for a sitting reset and do the Jobu Setup:
    • Feet
    • Hips
    • Spine
    • Shoulders
    • Head and Neck
    • Core

    Step by step video instruction on proper sitting posture, watch the video here.

  2. Create your own Mantra, or use ours: I know, I can, and I will . The mind is a powerful thing. Tying a confidence reminder to a simple phrase can snap you out of a mental slump, remind you of your worth, and give you a little energy boost. Mentally repeat your mantra as needed, or write it down when you are feeling especially vulnerable.
  3. Focus on your breathing. Body tension can raise the heart rate and cause shallow  quick breaths. Combat this by taking 8-10 slow controlled breaths allowing the tension in your body to release. Counting to control your breathing can add an extra challenge: Breath in for a count of 5, hold for a count of 5, and breath out for a count of 10.
  4. Long days have you down? Create a Schedule. Actually writing down on a piece of paper can insure that:
    • accomplish everything on your to do list AND
    • take a Ubreak aka moment to yourself.

    Don’t forget to cross off tasks as you complete them- it can be very satisfying.

     

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