For E-mail stress, Try Meditating
In our ever-expanding online age, it is so easy to get stressed and make mistakes that can at the least cause us embarrassment and at the worst, cause serious problems.
My friend Pragito Dove is a meditation master, author and trainer who specializes in working with both entrepreneurs and large corporations to reduce stress in the workplace.
She recently sent out this meditation to help those of us overwhelmed with e-mails, texting or social media.
Do you sometimes find that you move too quickly and forget details? As one example, these days so many of us are inundated with emails, and they can be a real source of tension.
The next time you write an email, stop for a moment and take a deep breath before you start. Allow yourself to relax by dropping your shoulders down, feeling your feet on the ground, and settling comfortably into your chair. Now write your email, staying fully present with what you are writing and with the person you are writing to. Write in a relaxed way with full awareness. If you are in a hurry, include the awareness that you are in a hurry. When finished, reread the email, checking the content, spelling and attachments, if there are any. Breathe and pause for a moment before you hit Send.
This technique saves you time and, depending on the circumstances, money.
Communication and relationships are enhanced, and you have an easy way to include mediation in your busy day. You can use this practice with other written communications and for reading emails as well as writing them.
If you are interested in receiving weekly meditation exercises, you can sign up by visiting Pragito Dove’s website at www.pragito.com