Adults spend much of their time either at work or thinking about work. No matter what the job or profession, people have feelings about their work, its setting, their co-workers, etc. In this title, the author encourages readers to think openly about what happens for them at work and how they feel about it. The author frames this exploration through mindfulness. Readers are encouraged to take a non-judgmental approach and to listen to the voices inside. They do this through a series of suggested activities and meditations. I found it interesting that the author encouraged looking back to how attitudes were formed, for example, having readers think about their first educational experiences, how they were prepared and what it was like.
This book could be helpful to many. If a reader is contemplating change, this title will help to explore it. If a reader comes to feel that they can make their current work well for them this is encouraged as well. In each instance, the author guides readers to do what they feel is best for them.
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From the Publisher
Mindfulness at Work
SO WHAT CAN BE DONE?
If you are one of the many people who are dissatisfied with their lot at work and feel powerless to change it, this book is for you. If you can understand what it is that drives your unhappiness at work, you can address it and plan for change.
If you see yourself as powerless, then you are powerless – but that doesn’t mean you have to remain powerless. Spending many hours a day with a group of people you didn’t choose to share this much of your life with, in a job you are not satisfied with, will create a pressure cooker of tension. Left unresolved, it will fester under the surface, creating stress and taking its toll on your emotional and physical well-being.
However, by using the mindfulness techniques explained in the book, you can reduce stress, develop contentment, influence your working environment and make better choices. My aim is to share what I have learned through my passionate desire to turn work into productive play.