Mindfulness is an art that helps us be fully present, notice our surroundings, and be aware of our feelings and bodily sensations. We might even use mindfulness to calm ourselves and release emotions. However, did you know mindfulness can also be used for the development of your career?
During your search, you might hesitate to apply for certain jobs. If you do, consider the following questions:
Fears can limit you from reaching your true potential. Being compassionate to yourself and practicing mindfulness can help you answer these questions and work past your limitations. Mindfulness can help you understand where your fears are coming from and resolve them before applying for your dream job. Before applying for a job, take a moment to notice what comes to mind when you think about your career, job application, future, and the overall process. Observe your judgments, feelings, and physical sensations. Then ask yourself the questions listed above. If you can’t resolve these fears or limitations on your own, you can reach out for support. A professional, such as a therapist, can help you explore and move past these challenges.
There are many ways to incorporate mindfulness into your job search or professional development. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Mindfulness techniques can help your job search in many ways. Using visualization, curiosity about a position, looking at postings without judgment, giving yourself mindful breaks, and using guided imagery can go a long way. Now go discover your new career — mindfully!
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