We all have those days when we come home from work feeling exhausted, stressed, and sleep-deprived. As much as we love our careers as professional recovery coaches, even the best job in the world can’t protect you from a stressful day. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to help our minds become clearer and stronger while we’re working with our clients. Meditation may be the answer you’re looking for on those mentally tough days.
It can help you beat job stress and burnout.
Any career can have you feeling stressed and exhausted at the end of a long day. Although we feel there are many health benefits due to working as a professional recovery coach, it never hurts to have another layer of defense against work burnout. We’d recommend daily meditation because it can help you leave your work at work and free your mind to relax when you’re at home. It can also help you evaluate tough emotions that come from your work life without you having to immediately react to them, which can help you manage them readily and accurately when the time comes.
Meditation is a great way to work on your attention span.
Most people have to practice meditation and mindfulness regularly before they’re able to see any real results. However, as you practice meditation, you’re also practicing keeping your attention on one thing – your breathing. Working on your attention can help you become more attentive and alert to your clients when you’re working directly with them in a long session or discussion. You may find that your mind doesn’t wander as much while you’re at work if you’ve been working on your meditation skills.
It can keep your body clear, rested, and ready to help others.
There are several physical and mental benefits to meditation. One of our favorites is that practicing meditation can also make it easier to fall asleep when you’re particularly stressed about a client or situation. It also allows you to clear your brain if you have something in your personal life that may be affecting your work. When you have the ability to take care of your body and clear your mind, you can also be more attuned to tending to the needs of those you are working with as a recovery coach.
If you’ve never tried meditation before, it may be time to give it a try. Although it takes practice, meditation may just be the key to becoming your best self, and an ever better professional recovery coach.