Trigon Tea & Treats At Three
A well-being initiative for May 1st – Workplace Wellbeing Day 2020
This Workplace Wellbeing Day, join us in an initiative to create some mindfulness in your day. We are taking a purposeful pause at 3pm on May 1st and we encourage you to do the same with your teams. Grab your favourite hot drink, tune in to a Zoom call and be present for 10 minutes in the day.
What to do
- Schedule a Zoom call with your teams/colleagues/friends
- Make a cuppa – this helps get you set up to listen and participate
- Don’t multitask: no phones, or other distractions. Commit to being on this call for just 10 minutes
- Practice your active listening – pay attention to what people say and how they say it. Ask questions to understand better, try not to let the responses that form in your head take over while others are speaking.
- Enjoy the experience of seeing your colleagues. Appreciate their faces, their backgrounds, are they in a kitchen? a garden? notice what they are wearing, what mug they are drinking from – be aware of the surroundings.
- Last but not least, take a screenshot! Tag us #TeaAndTreatsAtThree and let us now how you enjoyed chatting with your teams.
What is a purposeful pause?
A purposeful pause is a mini break in the momentum and speed of our mind and our days. A purposeful pause can give you the space you need to reset and re-center, especially now when we are all dealing with so many challenges and so much information. A purposeful pause can help you to become more conscious of your actions, helping you to be more cheerful, present and productive during your day. A purposeful pause can interrupt your norm in a good way. It forces us to stop the autopilot and gain perspective on our day.
How can being mindful help me?
Mindfulness is about paying attention to moments of everyday life with curiosity and openness, on purpose. It involves dropping into our present moment experience and being aware of what we’re doing, while we’re doing it, with a non-judgemental attitude. It sounds easy, but increasingly it’s hard to find time to pause and take stock. Mindfulness invites us to experience the ‘here and now’, rather than hankering after how we would like life to be. It encourages us to witness the essence of the moment, just as it is, so we don’t miss out on what’s going on, right now.
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