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What Does It Mean to Be Fully Present in the Moment?

What does it mean to be fully present in the moment?

How about we all start by putting down the phone, closing our Facebook windows, pause the snapchats, and give me just a minute of your time…

Like most of us, we pack way too much into our days, we worry about things that haven’t happened yet, we multitask, run late, and end our days, weeks and years wondering where the time has gone. This doesn’t have to be your reality. This is not the point where I say that we should all become meditation guru’s, although the benefit of mediation helps tremendously. This is where we talk about being more mindful.

Did you know if we slowed down, offered ourselves more time in the day to think and just breathe consciously, it is scientifically proven that we reduce our heart rate, make better decisions and have fewer accidents. This act of being present might just be a key to a happier and healthier life.

So how do you start? Keep it simple, start by looking at your daily calendar and think about how you would like to show up for the day. Calm and relaxed, tried and stressed, running late and over caffeinated? Then pick ONE exercise you can do to be present: Turn off your phone, stop multitasking for 10 minutes, take a walk, don’t eat in front of any screens. These acts of slowing things down, even briefly, are proven to increase our endorphins and provide us more satisfaction and happiness. Now who doesn’t want that!

We encourage our team members who are looking for some support in starting their mental well-being journey or feeling overwhelmed with where to begin, to contact our employee assistance program called TMLR. TMLR (Team Member Life Resources) connects team members, their dependents and any household members with free, confidential support, including 5 free in-person counseling sessions.

At Target, we are working hard to help our team slow down, invest in their own well-being while being present in their time at work and at home. The more we support our team members to live their best lives the better we are as team Target!

Cheers to being present!

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

  • Debi

    November 1st, 2016

    This is wonderful to see, more companies are introducing mindfulness into the workplace and there is no down side! Kudos to Target. I am actually working on a book about the subject and would appreciate hearing back about interviewing you or someone at Target for more information. Thanks!

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  • Kristofor Brestar

    November 3rd, 2016

    Sounds like a smart idea.

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  • Angela Aamer

    November 3rd, 2016

    That is nice, usually I would discuss it with the manager if it is work related. Thanks

    Reply
  • Lynda

    November 6th, 2016

    Worked To target before seasonal great company

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  • Lynda

    November 6th, 2016

    TAken care of customers knowing where things are to better help the customers support and working with the team

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  • Damaris

    November 14th, 2016

    Im here and im from PR.I lost all my documents in a fire and i dont have nothing.I need a job to my personal things. Yess im a disable lady but i have to work and i gonna try to do my best in everything

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    November 14th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • carrs lee jones

    November 16th, 2016

    life is about helping other.

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  • Mark Strasbaugh

    December 2nd, 2016

    excellent challange

    Reply
  • Kelly barker

    January 4th, 2017

    Im looking for a good job i would love to work at target in lancsster

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Connie Baio

    January 17th, 2017

    Please consider my reume …to maybe working for ypur company .thank you.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Rodrigo

    February 1st, 2017

    read the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. He teaches exactly how to do this!

    Reply

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