There is no avoiding stress in life. At Technalink, we know that things can go wrong, disappointments can occur, and sometimes the unexpected happens and waylays the most well-prepared plans. It’s at moments like these that experiencing stress is expected and natural.
However, what you do with that stress, and how you deal with it is one thing that can separate the emotionally healthy from those that are chronic victims to the distress of life. It’s one reason why we always encourage meditation as an effective tool for a good work-life balance.
One of the best things about meditation is that it requires little setup and preparation. A healthy diet is good for you but requires a lot of planning and some significant adjustments to your “food life.” Likewise, exercising is one of the best things you can do for yourself. However, integrating it into an existing work-life balance comfortably can be challenging with the time, equipment, and commitment sometimes required.
Meditation, however, only requires a few minutes out of the day and only requires elaborate, specialized equipment if you want it. For example, you can meditate in an office chair, lying on a bed or couch, or even sit or lie on the floor if you need to.
Properly applied, meditation has been shown to have a noticeable stress reduction effect in just eight weeks. However, it’s not a cure that gets rid of stress but instead provides the tools to manage stress effectively. This is especially true for some of the side-effects of stress and anxiety, such as the inability to sleep well or eating too much or too little due to stress.
However, if you want to add more tools to aid meditation in your work-life balance, you can. For example, digital apps are available for a more guided meditation experience, and accessories like meditation stones provide tactile help to focus.
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