At my last job I started something called “ClubMed.” It was a 5-minute meditation/digital detox that we took every day at work in our library or smaller conference room. Sometimes we had three quarter’s of the office, sometimes we had 4 people. Everyone appreciated it and when I resigned I made sure to pick a leader who would keep it going (and to my knowledge it has!).
When I interviewed for my current job, I’d mentioned ClubMed as part of the company culture that I’d instilled because, why not? They could think it’s super granola-y but that’s not the end of the world. To my shock and delight, on my second day the CTO and marketing associate asked me if we were really going to “do it,” meaning meditate. I said sure and soon it enough it was a regular thing we were doing every day.
I sent this article to our ‘random’ Slack channel the other day and said, “VINDICATION!”
I’ve always liked to take a break in the middle of the day because it clears my mind and I don’t have to look at a computer or phone for those five minutes. The above article also points how it will make you less likely to make mistakes and more detail-oriented, you’ll be more decisive, and you’re more likely to empower your colleagues because you’ll be more receptive to trying new things and not of the “this will never work” mindset (which is how, if we’re being totally honest, most of us live).
If you want any tips or ideas for how to bring meditation into your life or workspace, send me a message. It’s super easy if you approach it the right way.