Listening to myself
In my last blog one of many issues I inspired was to test in with colleagues, household and buddies to verify they’re okay, taking the time to hear and chat. The identical applies to how we deal with ourselves. I commonly test in with myself to see how I’m bodily and mentally feeling. Do I at all times hear or act on it? Not daily, however that’s okay as a result of it’s a course of and I’m getting higher at it. Take heed to what your physique is telling you and take the time. Whether or not that’s 10 minutes of mindfulness, studying a e book, assembly a buddy (safely) or having a shower, do no matter it takes to recharge your power.
Taking day off work
We commonly encourage workers to take day off work. It’s been tough this final 12 months as we have been restricted to what we may truly do, however typically doing nothing might be simply as recharging. It’s vital to have the ability to take time away from work. That additionally consists of taking the time away out of your desk while working. With house working being the default for a lot of it’s grow to be really easy to skip lunch and sit at your desk all day with no break. That is compounded by the need to wish to log again into work within the night, as has grow to be the norm for a lot of, which means there might be little differentiation between work and residential life. I like to recommend looking for that stability the place attainable, schedule lunch breaks into your diary, name a buddy over lunch, go for a stroll or simply sit in a unique room away out of your desk, however attempt to break when you’ll be able to
Supporting our colleagues is vital to us
We’re at all times engaged on methods to assist our workers. Final 12 months we launched our Worker Help Program and inspired counselling periods and training for people who wanted it, we additionally ran an excellent 8-week sequence on mindfulness. Constructing on that, some areas of focus for us over the approaching months are psychological well being first help coaching, brief lunchtime workshops and webinars on numerous psychological well being matters, digital social occasions and persevering with to construct on our folks growth technique. Hopefully, because the world begins to return to regular later within the 12 months, we are able to concentrate on introducing small group actions to alleviate the overwhelming feeling some folks get from constant homeworking.
Organised by Incremental Group lots of our workers have additionally signed as much as a digital 3 month health problem, elevating cash for workforce charities, which isn’t simply an effective way to take care of your physique, but additionally does wonders for the thoughts too.
I really feel very proud to be a part of the Redspire workforce; all our managers and workers take the time to assist and take care of each other and it’s vital that we keep that tradition as we proceed to develop.
As talked about in my final put up, it’s vital to take the time for self care, but additionally to be sort to others and to your self. #Kindnessmatters
Join with Kristine as she shares extra on Redspire’s Psychological Well being and Wellbeing Roadmap over the months forward.
For extra data on psychological well being consciousness week and the place you may get additional assist go to: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week