One of the perks of working in a global company is beyond the salary and benefits, they help foster an environment that will support my holistic growth. Practicing mindfulness is one of the campaigns that was launched and I’m actively trying to practice. My current role is demanding not just on how much I crunch my brain cells but also on how I manage myself to fulfill my roles as a people manager and a digital marketer.
Mindfulness started as another buzzword from our HR team but I’ve learned to commit to it to keep my sanity. If I need to explain it to my 7yr old niece, it simply means that I attempt to focus my mind to the present, to what I’m doing, who I’m with and even my surroundings. At first I thought that it’s trivial but life gets so busy that I often forget about what’s in front of me. How many times did I experience that I need text message someone but I remembered that I dont have food for dinner so I began googling recipes then I started browsing Facebook and half an hour passed already. My mind often leads me somewhere else and most of the time it lefts me feeling anxious. Practicing mindfulness is about me being fully aware of the present and trying not to give a knee jerk reaction to all stimulus.
I’ve recently finished reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F and it’s a great, blatant reminder that i dont have to care about everything. It’s not about being cold or anti social but choosing wisely on when and where should I focus my energy. The bible is also a great source of inspiration. Recently, when I get caught in a tricky situation, I sincerely pray to God to help clear my thoughts. I also learned from a parenting show, on how you can count 1-10 before reacting or responding. Basically, as I get older and hopefully more mature, I dont want to hurt people or myself and avoid being overwhelmed by what’s going on around me. I also want to practice assertiveness which involves a lot of personal assessment so that I wont regret any words or actions.
I just started on this journey and I hope I can continue practicing mindfulness.