When you think about your job, inner-peace may be the last thing that comes to your mind. If you're fortunate, you may feel content and satisfied at work, but peaceful? That's another story altogether.
Of course, many others may be closer to the other end of the spectrum, where work is something they all-out dread, not something they associate with a state of mental calm and serenity, with no anxiety whatsoever. Either way, whether you love your job or hate it, hectic days, long work hours and job insecurity have become the American norm.
According to a 2006 survey by the Pew Research Center, compared to 20 or 30 years ago:
- 69 percent of those polled believe today’s average worker has more on-the-job stress
- 62 percent believe there is less job security
- 59 percent believe you must work harder to earn a decent living
- 56 percent believe workers have employers who are less loyal to their employees
- 51 percent believe their retirement benefits are not as good
Take all of this together and what does it mean? According to Pew Research, American work life is worsening.
Yet, even in the face of this reality, YOU can be at peace while you’re on the job, and all it requires is a bit of attention to your emotions, and knowing when to embrace them and when to just let them go.
Finding Inner-Peace at Work
“Every time you let go, no matter where you are, you immediately feel lighter, happier, calmer and more peaceful,” says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates. “The best thing to do to find peace at work is to let go in the moment.”
Now you may be wondering, what is 'letting go in the moment' and how do I do it? Letting go is a simple premise; it means releasing negative emotions like stress, fear, anxiety and tension. By doing this, you give your mind a break and actually give it a chance to focus on the positive things going on. And believe it or not, there are positive things going on all the time, if you choose to see them.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
And this is really what letting go is all about: deciding to let go of the negative and instead be happy -- be peaceful at your very core. The Sedona Method is a tool that is devoted to teaching you how to let go -- at work, at home and at any other moment in your life when you need to decompress – and learning it will be the first and only step you need to take to discover inner-peace.
Practical Tips to Find Inner-Peace
If you want some quick tips you can use right now to enhance the calm and serenity in your life, please read through these 10 Quick Tips for Finding Inner Peace in a Hectic World.
And when you’re on the job, Dwoskin recommends you do the following:
"Take releasing breaks even a minute or two at a time and break the pattern of getting lost in the stress, tension, anxiety and the limiting thinking that that generates. Peace is always available to you here and now by simply letting go and resting as the peace that you are naturally."