“This helps me to mentally press pause”
“Mindfulness” and “mental health.” These buzzwords are popping up more and more. But what do they mean, and what do they have to do with us? Two internal experts – Catherine Kraus and Sebastian Wedel – share their thoughts and experiences.
These little exercise sessions help me to mentally press pause for a moment to kind of digest what happened so far on the day. And to reconnect with myself and to get prepared for the next topics.
Sebastian Wedel, Global Health Manager at Human Resources
For me, mindfulness is about being fully present. It’s about paying attention to the moment rather than getting caught up in the thoughts and feelings about things that happened in the past or will happen in the future.
Catherine Kraus, Tool and Platform Development at Information Technology
More focus on mental health in the workplace
Mindful teams take responsibility for each other, and they care about the work they do. And this makes them successful. So, how do you recognize a mindful team? During meetings, team members will listen rather than doing parallel work. And they will also participate equally. A mindful team is respectful in their communication. And this can be in the choice of words, the tone of voice.Catherine Kraus, Tool and Platform Development at Information Technology
Practice well-being as a team
The new way of working gives us a huge flexibility to arrange our working days. And with this flexibility naturally comes a high level of self-responsibility as well. So, it will be very important that we and that all of us, basically, establish mindfulness as an integral part of our working routine.Sebastian Wedel, Global Health Manager at Human Resources
Integrate mindfulness into our daily work routine
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