As wellbeing strategists, we are living in a season where we need to look for new possibility through the process of building. In times of uncertainty, it’s our chance to lay a new foundation and make the choice to build: build our own habits, build our competencies in our role, build our conversation with stakeholders, build our collaborative efforts to unite wellbeing as a strategic priority, and build our connection to the wellbeing community.
Over the course of the year, we will explore 5 building methods that contribute to the depth, breadth, growth, and sustainability of the influence of a wellbeing strategist. Each of these building methods will contribute to your tool kit as an essential practice for you to have greater impact in your career and in the progress of your organization’s employee wellbeing strategy.
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Introducing Building Method #1: Your Contemplative Practices
A contemplative practice provides self-awareness to be objectively and mindfully aware of your thoughts and behaviors. Contemplative practice for a wellbeing leader is the daily thinking and actions that center you in your work – this can also be described as your habits. When you engage in contemplative practice as a wellbeing leader, you equip yourself with habits that may seem ordinary, yet are rooted in a deeper understanding and compassion for your people. Becoming more intentional about your own contemplative practice can drive a positive impact on organizational culture. It’s important for wellbeing strategists to set positive rhythms for both themselves and their people. Contemplative Practice allows the strategist to set the tone of a meeting, incorporate wellbeing in the ordinary moments of the workday, and design small intentional nudges to move wellbeing to the forefront of conversation.
How do I design my Contemplative Practices?
Here are two resources to help you design your contemplative practices:
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- Download WCWI’s Well Practice: Method #1 Contemplative Practice.
Learn how to design your practices and participate in a challenge specific to wellbeing and people leaders with this ready-to-use best practice!
- Claim your free Learning Circle Session: The Little Moments: Cultivating the Practice of Connecting to Your Purpose with featured speaker, Dr. Nicole Eull, PsyD on Wednesday, March 31 | 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM. In this session you will explore the reasons reconnecting to your purpose can improve your professional and overall well-being and practice techniques that foster a sense of connectedness and affiliation.
The Little Moments: Cultivating the Practice of Connecting to Your Purpose
with featured speaker, Dr. Nicole Eull, PsyD
Wednesday, March 31 | 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
A discipline of contemplative practice provides self-awareness and can center you in your work. A dedication to contemplative practice ensures that you remain present, insightful, and concentrated on your purpose and your people. This presentation will explore the reasons reconnecting to your purpose can improve your professional and overall well-being. We will explore multiple ways to cultivate “everyday mindfulness” and integrate it into your day. We will practice multiple techniques that foster a sense of connectedness and affiliation. WCWI Members, join this session for free!