Daisy Swan – Career Coach
Guest Contributor for My L.A. Lifestyle
Recent studies show that more than half of all employees are looking forward to leaving their jobs once the economy gets better. But, what would they be leaving for? What would you be leaving for?
Overall, what most people want is a way to make meaningful progress in their work. They want to feel like their work matters. Given that we want these changes, and that the better employment picture we’d hoped for may still be limping along for a while longer, what can we do to keep our own happiness, satisfaction and spirit up, in the face of this often WAY frustrating scenario?
As a career coach, I see how anxiety is ratcheting up, and how learning various techniques and practices that help with all of this anxiety can truly positively affect my clients. Mindfulness, and the stress-managing principles of this approach, is getting a lot of press these days, and the science about the brain and mindfulness proves that this stuff works. There are many ways to include mindfulness in our daily lives…it’s not just about sitting quietly or going to yoga classes.
That’s why I, and a group of outstanding professionals, am hosting the practically-oriented half-day workshop Creating a Mindful Life, on February 2nd, at my office in Marina Del Rey.
Participants will learn:
• Energy-generating and disease-fighting actions that can be done simply and daily, that will shore up reserves and boost emotional and physical immunity…crucial during these winter flu months.
• Personal narrative strategies that turn frustration and defeat into heroism and life affirmation; that build vital communication and connection with the people who mean the most to us at home and at work.
• New ways to approach career challenges to find strengths that can be put to work in new ways – both in a current job, and to transfer to new opportunities. Find new ways to break out of preconceived limiting beliefs, to see new options for now and for later.
• Techniques that really work to quiet the often negative mind chatter that robs us of peace of mind.