Ayurveda in Workplace – Avoiding Burnout


Burnout-at-WorkWhile for some people, the workplace is an amazing platform to soar to great heights, for the others, it is stressful and they find it challenging to enjoy some time away from work. In either case, if work life is to be enjoyed, one needs to balance it in order to allow problem solving and creativity to flow into his or her life. Bringing Ayurveda into the workplace is the first step to be taken in order to achieve this.

Meditate in your Office Cubicle

If you find the time, meditate inside your office cubicle. However, if you have an open cubicle, it would be better to go to a conference room or some other private space in your office and meditate for some time. Block a schedule in your calendar every day for meditation alone.

Bring your own Lunch

Instead of spending a few rupees every day to buy lunch or get it delivered by the Dabbawalas and then feeling guilty, you should consider bringing your own lunch since it would not make you awesome to get lunch from outside on a daily basis. Save money for a lot of other things such as a cute dress or grand brunch somewhere by bringing your own lunch every day.

Take a Small Break in Between

Take a 10 minute break after every 90 minutes or so. Walk around your office or go outside for some fresh air. If going out in between is not allowed, consider going to your office terrace and enjoying some time watching people on the road or vehicles passing by. This is because working long hours can be taxing on the body as well as the mind. Alternatively, play some meditation music on your computer and relax for some time. Try doing some breathing exercises.

Be Compassionate towards Everyone

You would find many Dosha personalities around you, who either have a short temper or whose Vata-Pitta-Kapha are imbalanced. Be compassionate towards everyone since not everyone will be like you. Use your knowledge of Ayurveda and begin to view others from a different perspective. See them as someone you have to work with on a daily basis.

Plan your Day Ahead of Time

Since those with a Kapha personality are followers and since Kapha time is during the day, make sure you plan your entire day well ahead of time by preparing a checklist of the things to do.

Drink Herbal Teas at Work

Instead of heading to the coffee vending machine, why not consider drinking some herbal teas at work? Don’t forget to add honey to the tea and share them with others since this will go a long way in improving your relationships with the others at work.

You can avoid burning yourself out by doing work continuously and avoiding breaks, it would be better to take small breaks. Bring your own food since you never know what outside food contains and also deploy your knowledge of Ayurveda to the fullest at work so that you can avoid burnouts.

Written by Momita Ray


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