It’s Burn’s Night – Chelsie’s back!
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!” Robert Burns
Translated as: If only Chelsie could see hersel’ as others see her (click the image to see how).
For everybody’s sake, and our mental health: Don’t be a Chelsie, on Burn’s Night or at work.
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Chelsie just doesn’t see it, does she?
She’s missing a trick. What is it they say? A problem shared is a problem halved. Yet Chelsie’s ego stops her from asking for clarification from the very people who have the answer.
We heard from a manager recently who was facing some difficulties at work. She could have locked herself away in her office, churned the problems round and round in her head and worried herself to bits. Instead, she knew instinctively that the best thing to do was to share the issues with her team.
“We’ve got a problem,” she said, “how can we resolve this?”
Of course, the team was more than happy to be involved. In general, we like being kept in the picture don’t we? We like to be asked our opinions and let’s face it, we’ve usually got one or two to offer! How many times have you seen something new happening at work and thought, “I’ve got a much better solution to that – but no-one asked me.”
Unlike Chelsie, this manager had an open attitude, one which makes her and her team a tight unit. What I particularly liked about her approach was her use of the word ‘we’. It immediately says, ‘we’re in this together, let’s solve it together’. It invites ownership, makes us feel valued and that’s great for everyone’s mental health.
Couch to … what?
We might laugh … but it’s amazing how many people don’t move during the working day – especially now that many of us are staying at home. There’s no commute, no meetings to go to, no need to see a colleague three floors up, no workplace cafe to saunter along to. Before the world changed, at least we all had […]
How’s Sandra’s Mental Fitness?
Listen to Sandra and consider which of her habits you can relate to. Okay, I hope you’d agree – Sandra’s not getting on very well. I hope too that you’re thinking, “well, I’m not that bad!” Be honest though, what of any of her habits, could you relate to – worrying? Staying up late? Snacking? For top […]
I saw a deer today
I went for a run this morning, I’m in Glasgow. I came out of some woods and into a clearing and there it was, a deer – still, alert, beautiful. We had a moment together, me in awe, both curious. I found myself smiling, peaceful, feeling lucky that this wild creature and I had the chance […]
Don’t Stay Calm!
We’re good at NOT doing what we’re told. The media has reached fever pitch so at times, I do feel panic levels rising in me and have to consciously suppress it. Intuitively I know that I need to breathe deeply, hum, sing, go for a walk, go to crossfit, do some yoga, have a hug, draw, […]
An incredible day at Work’s Mental Edinburgh 2020 … Big thank you to all the amazing speakers and contributors, you all lived up to the mantra of – vibrant … fun … upbeat … thought provoking engaging … empowering … practical Look forward to the next one – don’t miss it! Work’s Mental – the […]