In a society where it feels like we are always on the go and the workplace is a big part of life, it can be hard at times to take a step back and relax. Most of the time when we push ourselves too hard, this can lead to burnout. Working in a burnt-out team causes struggles for everyone.
As the weather is getting colder and colder, we can really feel winter is approaching. For some people this may mean wooly jackets, warm nights by the fireplace with a warm drink, and binge watching your favourite show. However, for some people this time of the year doesn’t bring those warm fuzzy feelings - in fact, it could be quite the opposite.
As human beings, our minds tend to wonder off, whether this is thinking about an upcoming holiday, or worrying about an exam coming up – we lose touch with the ‘here and now’ experience. Mindfulness is the technique to bring someone back to the ‘here and now’ and offer a way of freeing yourself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding.