A teacher recently went viral on facebook after posting her way of discretely checking in with her students. (https://themighty.com/2019/03/teacher-creative-student-mental-health-post-its-facebook/).
How often do any of us do this for ourselves? Take one minute at the start of the day to really check in on how we are doing? How many managers think of this when thinking about their teams? Imagine how different our workplaces and lives could be if everyone could take a minute or two to do this.
Increasing our awareness of our awareness of our own state and taking a second to think about where others might be coming from, what invisible context they are carrying around that day, can help develop our EQ and emotional hygiene, creating more empathetic and healthier workplaces.
So how are you doing today? Great? Okay? Meh..? Struggling? or maybe needing a chat?