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Use this Slack Playbook to share recovery strategies that work for you.
When it comes to preventing burnout and encouraging well-being, a comprehensive approach can make all the difference.
Just as elite athletes use a variety of tools for quicker recovery, leaders too need to prioritize self-care. Not only does it improve your resilience and leadership effectiveness, but it also sets an example for your team. Transparency about your own self-care practices can instill a culture of well-being within your team, breaking down the stigma often associated with taking time off to recharge.
Transparency Session: Schedule a meeting or use an existing team check-in to share some of your favorite recovery strategies.
Diverse Strategies: Be inclusive in the types of self-care strategies you discuss. Remember, it's not only about physical well-being but also mental and emotional health.
Interactive Platform: Utilize an interactive tool like Notion or Coda to create a shared document where team members can list their own self-care practices, making it a collective repository.
Facilitate Sharing: Encourage team members to share their go-to strategies for recharging, whether it's a good book, a favorite workout, or simply spending time with loved ones.
Respect Choices: Make it clear that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to engage in self-care; it’s about what makes each individual feel recharged.
Periodic Check-Ins: Establish a recurring meeting or discussion thread specifically for sharing new recovery strategies or tweaks to existing ones, to keep the topic on everyone’s mind.
Evaluate Effectiveness: Periodically collect feedback on how sharing self-care practices has impacted the team’s well-being and work-life balance.
Adjust and Update: Use the feedback to refine the ongoing discussions about self-care and introduce new strategies or external resources.
Cultivate Culture: Look for opportunities to embed this focus on well-being into the broader company culture, perhaps through workshops or partnerships with well-being experts.