Last month’s Work/Life Balance meeting focused on meditation.

Inga set us up with Wellness Mentor, Ceasar Barajas, to speak with our firm and give us some tools to help with meditation and mindfulness. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, with many physical, mental and emotional benefits.

In today’s fast-paced work environment and overall lifestyle, stress and burnout are so common, often making it difficult to focus and stay productive. It’s easy to get caught up in the endless cycle of deadlines, emails and meetings. We move so quickly through work and life and forget to stop and simply breathe.

At the start of our meeting, Ceasar asked the firm if anyone practices meditation, to which most of us shook our heads no. When he asked us why, most said that they couldn’t find the time. He told us to stop, breathe in and out, and focus on what we are feeling. This simple activity took about one minute, and at the end, he told us that we had just successfully meditated.

Stress in the workplace is a common symptom that often leads to burnout, fatigue, and decreased productivity. Meditation can help lower stress levels and boost mental clarity.

Taking just a few minutes each day to sit quietly and focus on your breathing can calm your mind and leave you feeling more relaxed.

Consider incorporating meditation into your daily routine; a few deep breaths can contribute to lowering stress levels and boosting your overall health.

Meriam Noori, LLB