Hopefully, you are feeling rested, re-energised and raring to go as we enter Q4? I wouldn't be surprised, however, if you are not bouncing off the walls with enthusiasm as Autumn is the time when the body begins to slow down in preparation for 'hibernation' in Winter, add some post holiday blues into the mix and you may feel like you've lost your mojo. Q4 is usually a really busy time in the workplace as we lead up to the end of the year so here are my Top 5 Tips to get your mojo back with some Mindfulness exercises.
Tip #1 Set a daily intention
On autopilot from the moment you wake up and then sleepwalking through the day? Setting intentions for the day (different from your 'to do' list) may help set you off on the right path and you can refer back to them later on. Keep it realistic, authentic and simple like, '"I will take regular breaks to re-energise", "I will carefully plan my day and set realistic goals" or "I will be less critical of myself", for example.
Tip #2 Bulk up your brain!
Research shows that mindfulness exercises strengthens the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, literally increasing the grey matter density, helping us to think logically, plan and do things with purpose as well as having a better self-regulation of emotions - all great attributes for being more focussed, attentive and generally more on it! Get a regular mindfulness practice going and take your brain to the mind gym to flex those brain cells!
"mental training [through meditation] can significantly affect attention and brain function."