1 min mindfulness at work

1 minute mindfulness at work

Mindfulness activities at work in under a minute

In the busy fast-paced world of work, having a quick and easy way to bring mindfulness into the workplace can have HUGE positive benefits to how people feel.

But, how do you encourage your staff to practice mindfulness whilst they’re at work?

Often, people are either too busy or feel unsure about where to even begin.


Mindfulness at work
Mindfulness brings huge positive benefits in the workplace

To help you out

I have some 1-minute mindfulness activities that you can share with your employees that I’ve personally used and can vouch for their effectiveness!

Yes, they work wonders!

🖥️ Mini desk reset

Take a few moments to do a quick mindful scan of your work desk. A little moment to organise your workspace, maybe put away some folders, tidy papers and adjust your chair to give you a clear clutter-free area to start work again. It feels good to do so!

📧 Mindful email pause

It’s a good idea to pause and take a moment before sending important emails.

Review the message mindfully to avoid overreactions or rushed replies. And when you’re ready, send it off with positive vibes! 

Mindful Email Pause
Take a mindful email pause before you hit send.

👂Mindful communication

Active listening is an essential mindful skill that happens in the moment rather than in a 1 minute exercise! However, this one was too important for me not to include! 

I say a little more about this here.

🌿 Connect with nature

If you’re having one of those days where you’re too busy to even take a quick brisk walk outdoors, you can still take a moment to connect with nature and give yourself a little mental break.

Between your meetings, take a few precious moments to just look out a window and take in the sky and trees. Nature has a way to help you feel calm and rejuvenated.

➕ Repeat a positive phrase

I love this one! Having a positive phrase that has real meaning to you can help you refocus your mind and switch over to positive thinking. Come up with something that resonates with you and repeat it out loud (or in your head!) several times throughout your day. 

It might sound something like this: 

If you’re struggling to come up with your own personal phrase, message me and I’ll help you.

🙏 An attitude of gratitude

There must be something you’re grateful for at work! 

If you got into a daily habit of reflecting for just one mindful minute on something you are thankful for at work, I promise you it would positively impact your overall wellbeing.

Perhaps a flexible way of working, a decent office kitchen, a supportive colleague or a successful project…

🫁 Breathe and stretch

You don’t even need to leave your chair for this one although of course you can! 

Give yourself 60 seconds of deep belly breathing – inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth and see if you can extend your out-breath a little more each time. 

For bonus points, stretch out your arms and fingers to instantly refresh and re-energise yourself. 

Who knows you might start an office breathwork and stretch trend!  😊

There are lots more ways to be mindful at work.

How do you incorporate mindfulness into your workday? 

My “Mindfulness at Work” wellbeing group sessions are a fantastic way to get your people to experience for themselves the benefits of being mindful in everyday life. 

[People tell me the sessions are really fun and engaging too 😊]

Get in touch to find out how I can help you bring wellbeing to your workplace.

📸 Photo credit goes to Natalie Stevens

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Dawn Barnes

I support companies and individuals with my wellbeing programs to help manage stress and improve mental wellbeing in a healthy positive way.

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