When it comes to living in this high tech, fast moving, and ever changing work, it is important to stay true to who you are. We gain strength and confidence in staying grounded to our truest self. Like trees, we have roots that give us stability and lessons, a trunk that gives our body courage to live in the present, and branches of ideas and hopes, allowing us to manifest our goals. We evolve our ideas based on the roots of our past. The reflection of our personality is painted by the shadows of who we were and who we will be.
Ever since I started working an office job I have made it my responsibility to make sure I didn’t disconnect from myself. I still wear what makes me happy, decorate my desk with crystals, and stand barefoot on a folded up yoga mat. I made a promise to myself when I graduated art school that I never wanted to lose that passion of creativity and open mindedness. I am grateful for the college experience at Columbia, it made me more culturally accepting then most people I have met along the way to corporate working.
As a little girl I feared turning into some cubicle robot and a part of me still is. I look around and see young women already becoming more serious and that bothers me. I make it a priority to laugh every day, because I believe that if you are happy the work you create is stronger.
The hardest part about being yourself is not listening to society and others tell you you’re wrong. It takes time to get to where you want to be, but as long as you listen to your intuition and do what makes you happy, then just enjoy the journey.
Since working in an office here are some things I do to make sure I stay connected to my emotional, physical, and spiritual body.
- Schedule Fitness: morning stretch (10mins), afternoon tone (10mins), and evening flow (30mins).
- Nature Walk: during the weekend and even on a lunch break, tike time to go outside and breathe in the fresh air. Embrace nature and connect to the divine energy of your surroundings.
- Yoga: my yoga practice has strengthen since I started corporate working. Yoga gives you the ability to be vulnerable and move with love. It’s about reconnecting with yourself.
- Reading: from fiction to nonfiction, books give us an escape. The words hold portals to our imagination and give us the courage to push ourselves out of our comfort zones.
- Crystals: by connecting with the energies of stones you are able to establish an organic flow of communication between the heart and mind. Crystals give you the space to be intuitive and dreamy.