Save yourself from a burnout! Here’s why working women need to meditate
For anyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure at their workplace. The burden of workplace stress is well established across several occupations, but for someone who also juggles with work and domestic responsibilities, sometimes suffer even more.
According to a Nielsen survey, women aging from 22 to 55 years were most stressed and struggled to balance their home lives, social activities, and job. This can be a direct result of their conditioning to give their 100 percent – both at work and home.
Stress isn’t always harmful. A little bit of stress can help you to stay focused and accomplish new milestones in your career. But in today’s hectic world, with your competition always looming around excessive workplace stress can not only interfere with your productivity but can also lower your performance. Further, it impacts physical and emotional well being which then takes a toll on relationships.
How can you fulfill the demands of your workplace and your ambitions? By taking care of your overall well being. You can do that by giving yourself a few minutes, every day – to do mindful meditations.
Dr. S. Ranjan who is a meditation evangelist says, “Women face many challenges in their professional and domestic world. This gives them less time to focus on either of their chores. To manage the workload and stress, they need to have a peaceful mind. Meditation can help them to manage both tasks.”
It’s also scientifically proven that Meditation works as anti-depressants. It brings the brainwave pattern into a state which promotes healing. It also helps you to calm your mind, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.
Here are some of the notable benefits of meditation.
- Improves Concentration:
When you are juggling too many things at once, it is very important to concentrate and focus on the things that you’re doing. Meditation assists you to improve your cognitive skills on the job. As meditation requires a strong focus of attention for a limited time, practicing meditation helps you to increase your concentration span.
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety:
Research has shown that mindful meditation, which requires you to concentrate on your breathing, can help reduce anxiety. This active type of meditation is something that should be in everyone’s daily schedule, says Dr. S. Ranjan. Observing your body as you inhale and exhale can help you to resist the urge of having anxious thoughts. It improves your cardiovascular health, and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation, which directly results in controlling your stress.
Mrs. Vaishali, who has been in the Insurance Industry for more than 20 years says that meditation has helped her calm herself down in stressful situations at the workplace, and it allows her to manage focus while juggling with her family and work.
- Enhances Empathy:
In the mundane and busy life of ours, we are often taken away from the positive sides of people. It is important for us to emote and express our feelings, to feel free, and to be relaxed. The deep state of meditation builds connectedness and makes us a more affectionate person. It also assists us to get a clearer picture of our mind, and we become more aware of the thoughts that drive our emotions and actions in our lives.
- Improves Sleep:
A regular day in the life of a working woman usually starts very early and often ends late. A regular meditation of 15 mins can make it easier to get your beauty sleep by helping you fall asleep faster and also helping you stay up longer. Meditation acts as a relaxation technique, it can quiet the mind and body while enhancing inner peace.
It is usually difficult to take time out of your busy schedule for anything new. But, if the time you invest every day can reap you rewards for a lifetime, and help you to succeed in the things that you are doing on your daily basis, it is worth a try. Meditation is likely to improve your immunity against the daily stressors that you encounter and you can solidify yourself as a Warrior Woman.