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Meditation expert and author Sharon Salzberg recently published a book entitled Real Happiness at Work, a look at how to manage stress during the workday through meditation and mindfulness. While not specifically written for cancer survivors, there are many lessons for all of us on slowing down, taking a deep breath, and finding some peace in our cubicles.
The Wall Street Journal sat down with Salzberg and discussed issues that we hear all the time: finding work-life balance, dealing with the pressures of less job security, and maintaining focus. To manage these stressors, the author suggests the following tips, among many more:
- Make noticing your breath a habit. This can include pausing before a major meeting or important conversations, which gives us some space to consider our options and regain focus.
- Don't make work all you are. Salzberg points out the importance of asking yourself if you are bringing the right values to work and if your job is still making you happy. You might find that these kind of mental check-ins help to maintain work-life balance or even make you realize you may be ready for a job or career change.
- Think before you send that email. This can help you make sure you're communicating exactly what you intend, as well as give you a chance to practice conversations first.
For more tips from Sharon Salzberg, read the entire article here. And make sure you check out our resources on relieving stress, cancer as an inspiration for career change and maintaining focus at work.