March 14th, 2012
The Absence of Presenteeism
Each day is divided into a hundred different activities and we are given the opportunity to spend quality time with the very special people in our lives. Both at home and at work.
Are we ever truly present with each activity and each person we associate with or are our minds jumping to the next event in the day or week?
To quote John Lennon, 'Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans'...isn't it a shame we are missing the magic of the moment!
Making a conscious effort to be fully engaged and present in every moment is the key to happiness and success.
At work : Being fully engaged with every task we commit to gives us a greater sense of achievement.
Taking regular breaks from those activities are also of great benefit to us and particularly time to have a break for lunch and enjoy a healthy and nourishing meal. Get away from your desk and go out for lunch with a colleague or even on your own for a little walk around the block. When you get back, you will see your work priorities change after your mind has had a chance to refresh.
At Home : Coming home and spending time with our partners and children and leaving work aside means we keep those relationships special and alive.
Having time for ourselves, a hobby we enjoy or exercise to recharge and rest is also crucial to our overall state of health well-being and personal success.
Maintaining a happy, healthy work/life balance in this way benefits everyone. Sometimes it requires a little mental discipline as our minds are conditioned to focusing on past or future events but keeping the attention on the present moment is less tiring and far more enjoyable.