Many of us are tucked away at our desk right now, logged onto our computers, and plunging away as mid day falls upon us. Lunch is a necessity. Whether we grab it at our desk and heat it up in the microwave or dash to the company café for a quick bite, we always rush back to our desk to ensure we don’t miss that important call. Its an ongoing cycle in our week long work day. Ensuring that our bodies are present and on time can be the focus for many working professionals across the country. However, what if we stop to examine the quality of our spiritual self during our work day? I know to speak of spirit and work can simply be an oxymoron that should not be in the same sentence. I’m not talking spirit as in religion but as in the human spirit in the workplace.
Spirituality in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. In fact, Business Week, June 5, 2005 was one of the first to publish an article on spirituality in the workplace. The cover article was titled “Companies hit the road less traveled: Can spirituality enlighten the bottom line?” Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about their jobs or their employers, they don’t show up consistently, they produce less, or their work quality suffers. If productivity and profits are the goal, then why don’t we get a chance to come back to ourselves and focus on our spirit?
Break away from your desk and enjoy a cup of tea. We will share a tea and food pairing while we relax with a meditative workshop. SRINA Noon Tea Time seeks to be a source for optimal health and wellness during your work week. Tea can even boost your brain activity with natural amino acid called L-theanine (improves cognitive clarity and offers a relaxing effect on the brain). Taking time away can make you more productive in your day.