Those ideas are great, Elise! I also like to keep organized when things get busy so I don’t waste valuable mental energy.
Something I’ve noticed in workplaces today is our constant connection to electronic devices, which contributes to the busy cycle. Building a workplace culture that supports taking a break from electronics will create opportunities for individual self-care.
Here are some ways your workplace can encourage ‘unplugging:’
- Move away from traditional meeting spaces and go for a walking meeting! Check out this blog for tips.
- Spend time in nature with your colleagues, without electronics! See this forum post for ideas.
- Talk in-person instead of emailing someone. Bonus benefit: you’ll both get the health perks of social connection.
- Make the staff room a ‘no electronics zone.’ This forum post includes a wellness idea called “Mindful Monday” that you can replicate in your workplace!
- Think big! One employer’s ridiculous idea shifted their workplace culture towards greater work-life balance and gave employees permission to power down electronics outside of work hours.
What are some of your ideas for encouraging colleagues to unplug and recharge?