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7 Tools To Cultivate Mindfulness At Work

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

We’ve all have those days at work where nothing seems to be going right. Your computer keeps freezing, you spilled coffee on your blouse, and you completely forgot to prepare for that important meeting that’s coming up in five minutes. When that happens, you’re probably as far from a mindful state of being as you can possibly be.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

And then there are the days where you have all the time in the world to get work done, but you keep watching fail videos and searching for Usher’s naked snapchat pic instead (I can’t be the only one who did, right?). In either of the situations I just mentioned, there’s a distinct lack of mindfulness going on in your day. 

Whether you’re a 9-5er, business owner, blogger, or student, we often don’t think about being mindful at our desks, even though we spend the majority of our time working there.

Luckily, there are a few simple tools you can use to turn your desk into a zen space and help keep your mind a little more blissful! Here are 7 of my favorite products and apps that I use to stay mindful during the workday:

Essential Oils

One of the ways I stay focused and present at work is to have different essential oils going through a diffuser like this one at my desk. Essential oils have so many benefits depending on the kind that you use, and they’re perfect for keeping you grounded and promoting a positive mindset during the day.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

Not sure which essential oils to try? If you need to calm down, try lavender or chamomile. If you need to concentrate and focus, rosemary or eucalyptus will help. And if you need a creative boost, one of my absolute favorite essential oils is this Creative Juice Blend by Aura Cacia.

Be Limitless

Limitless is a Chrome extension that keeps track of how long you spend on certain sites. It definitely gives you a reality check on where your time is going, and it also gives you productivity tips so you can use your time more wisely.

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I also love it because you can set yourself goals, start a to-do list, save notes on the notepad, and get an inspirational quote every time you open a new tab. If you’re looking to get more intentional with your time during the workday, Limitless will quickly become your best friend.

Planner

I’ve recently gotten back into using my planner every single day, and it’s keeping me 98% sane right now (I’m not sure I’ll ever really be 100% sane). Even though I’m the kind of person who likes to plan things out while keeping life flexible (read about how I do that here), my planner has become by BFF lately.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

I’m obsessed with my Refresh Weekly Planner because it splits each day up into appointments and to-do items, plus every week gives you a section to write happy things like what you’re grateful for. My advice is to find a planner that helps you stay sane throughout the day and keeps the level of overwhelm down to a minimum.

P.S. Unfortunately the Refresh Planner is no longer available, but Jenna has some fantastic mini-planners for blogging, meal, workout, and devotional planning for sale in her Etsy shop.

Tea

I’m a tea addict, through and through. I have a gigantic box at my desk filled with a variety of teas, as well as three different mugs, which I’m pretty sure is totally unnecessary.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

If you’re starting to get stressed out at work, try brewing a cup of Honey Lavender Stress Relief or Chamomile with Lavender instead of grabbing another coffee, and follow along with this tea meditation to get the mindful vibes flowing. Sidenote: if you want more tea recommendations, be sure to follow me on snapchat! My username is theblissfulmind!

Meditation App

When work starts to get overwhelming and frustrating, try a quick meditation with an app like Calm or Headspace. All it really takes is 5-10 minutes to get your stress levels down, clear your head, and get you in a more mindful state for the rest of the day.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

If you can, try meditating outside so you can get a healthy dose of fresh air that you probably don’t get within your office space. If not, just find an empty room or even the restroom if your options are limited. Taking the time to give yourself a little mental break is such an important habit to keep. If meditation seems intimidating or you don’t think you’ll be able to do it, here are 5 tips that make meditation a little easier.

Oils & Mists

When I’m not diffusing essential oils at my desk, you better believe I’m spraying the air with some kind of hippie mist or rolling an oil on my wrists. I’m definitely one of those people who loves a good smell.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

Lately, I’ve been into this Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On as a pick-me-up when the day gets stressful, or I’ll use a mist like this Enlightened Creations Intuitive Mist that helps you tune into your intuition and focuses the mind. Adding products like these into your work routine can help you get into a zen state of mind in a matter of seconds.

ZenPen

ZenPen is a minimal text editor that helps you write without getting distracted. I personally love it for writing blog posts because it’s so simple and gives me space to actually write what I need to without the temptation of unnecessary buttons.

Want to turn your desk into a zen space? Check out thse products & apps that encourage mindfulness at work!

If you spend a lot of your workday writing, or even if you’re a student writing a paper, ZenPen is one of those tools that will definitely help you stay focused on your work. A focused mind is a blissful mind!

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Catherine Beard
Hi, I'm Catherine! The Blissful Mind is your guide to being the calmest, healthiest, most productive version of yourself. Whether you're trying to slow down, de-stress, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little less complicated.
  • This was wonderful! Love the sound of Limitless – just downloaded it!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • I always take advantage of the distraction-free option while I’m editing in WordPress, always seem to just get things done that little bit more efficiently. Lovely post :)

  • What a great and helpful post. I will try to use these tips next week at work. Hopefully, they’ll help me! Thank you very much for sharing these tips :)

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

  • Such a great blogpost and so many beautiful ideas. I haven’t heard or tried out most of them, but you got me curios! Limitless will be tried out in just a minute…although then I probably have to stop reading blogpost :) Haha so maybe I start a little bit later. One think I also used to do once in a while when I needed a little bit of inspiration, calm and mindfulness was to listen to acoustic play list. Especially ones that include themes from movies…loving that! It somehow always calms me down :)
    xx Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com
    { CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE }

  • Marianela Pereyra

    These are awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing =) I love the aromatic power of essential oils. I also do a minute of mindful breathing. It really helps calm the mind.

  • i love these tips. I also use the Chakra Balancing oil – for the throat chakra. it relaxes me so much. Thanks for the great times :)

    http://www.marietheresebatt.com

  • Love all of these beautiful ideas Catherine – the essential oils sound wonderful, I’m going to have to give these a try.

  • I love the hippie oils! I will check them! <3

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