Sometimes the best way to reduce stress at work is to stop for a moment and ground yourself in the present moment. Yes, you’ve got deadlines looming. Yes, your inbox is full of unread emails. Yes, there’s a client or coworker or boss who’s pressuring you. But what is happening RIGHT NOW?
Right now, you may be sitting at your desk or traveling to work or buying a cup of coffee. Right now, it’s 8 o’clock or 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.. Right now, you may be sitting or standing or walking somewhere. Right now, you can take a deep breath, look around you, feel your feet on the ground, and BE PRESENT.
RIGHT NOW – this is your point of power. Not racing forward with worry or looking backward with remorse; not rehearsing or rehashing conversations with people who aren’t in the room. Not obsessing about what you have or haven’t accomplished.
Breathe. Land in your body. Take in your surroundings. Notice what is right in front of you. Then see what you can do RIGHT NOW.