Don’t be “in the office” before going to the office. Via pixabay.com Being mindful means being in the moment. If you’re thinking about work while you’re still at home, you're not being mindful. Instead, focus on what you’re doing right now, in this very moment. Focus on your breathing. Via pixabay.com You don’t need to meditate to focus on your breathing (but you certainly can!). You can do this anywhere, anytime. Pay attention as you breathe in and breathe out. Be purposeful. Breathe deeply. Be in the moment. Do one task at a time. Via pixabay.com Studies have shown that multitasking is actually ineffective. You will most likely make more mistakes and become more stressed. Instead, do one task at a time, and do each one well. Take a break and get out of the office. Via pixabay.com Leaving work for 5-10 minutes to clear your head and recharge your mind is not only healthy, it helps you stay in the moment. Go for a walk. Get some fresh air. Feel the sun and wind on your skin. Identify your stressors. Via pixabay.com Make a quick hit list of what stresses you the most at work, and how you can handle each one better. Get in touch with your emotions. Go from “to do” to “done.” Via pixabay.com We’re all pulled in a thousand directions at work (and at home!). It’s easy for the day to slip away before all our work actually gets done. A daily “to do” list can help stay on track. Return to the present. Via pixabay.com Whenever your mind begins to wander, focus on your breathing to bring yourself back to the present. Eat anywhere but at your desk. Via pixabay.com Sometimes it’s unavoidable to eat at your desk, but eating there every day can become a hard habit to break. Take time every week to eat with purpose. Put down your fork between bites. Enjoy your meal. Actively listen. Via pixabay.com It’s easy to not fully listen to a colleague or client during a meeting or conference call. We multitask. Our minds wander. But when we allow this to happen, we miss important information. To actively listen, quiet your mind. Hear what’s being said. Leave your work at the office. Via pixabay.com When you go home for the day, leave your work at the office. Avoid a replay of the day’s events, or looking ahead at what tomorrow will bring — the past is gone; the future has not happened yet. All you have is the present, so be there.