Well-Being in Action - Quick Tips

Posted by MarianneGoettig @marianneg316, Sep 21, 2020

Follow this discussion thread for easy ideas to incorporate well-being into your day.

Evaluate Subscription Services
Almost daily, it seems like a new service is available that adds entertainment or helps make our lives easier. Over time, the number of programs purchased can add up before we realize it. It’s time to evaluate your services. Don’t worry; we aren’t suggesting you cancel Netflix, Spotify, or Bite Squad! This month, make a list of the services you subscribe to and look for opportunities to cancel a few. Ask yourself: Do I actually use all of them? Do any of them provide a duplicate service? Did I even know I was still paying for all of them?

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So true! I just did this and it was liberating to clean it up!

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I don't watch TV too much but when those commercials come up about other apps you can use. I am surprised because I haven't heard of a lot of them. I feel like I pay enough for cable by itself much less getting other apps to watch TV. I think it's funny that my husband can't find anything to watch with 1000's of channels available. LOL

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I just downsized to only 10 available channels for two reasons: I as well do not watch a lot of tv and wanted to see if I’d miss it, but more importantly I needed to increase my speed for remote work and what I saved with removing channels I put towards increasing the speed.

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@kellyn

I just downsized to only 10 available channels for two reasons: I as well do not watch a lot of tv and wanted to see if I’d miss it, but more importantly I needed to increase my speed for remote work and what I saved with removing channels I put towards increasing the speed.

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That's a great idea!

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Evaluate your expenses while still enjoying the things that bring you happiness. Try using a re-loadable gift card at your favorite convenience store, coffee shop, etc. Once the card is empty, then you know you need to wait until the next pay period to refill it. This just might be the step that you're looking for to keep your purchases in check.

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Time Travel
From workload demands, safety concerns and financial stability, the last few months have been hard on all of us; however, our response to COVID-19 is reflective of what has made Mayo Clinic a household name long before the pandemic. Take a minute to time travel in your mind to when you started at Mayo Clinic, and think of one thing that excited you when you first started your job. How has your excitement and passion helped you manage the last few months?

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I remember feeling overwhelmed with opportunity when I started at Mayo Clinic 10 years ago. The same is true today as we travel through this difficult time and learn how to work differently, boldly.

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I would say “opportunity.” As a clinic nurse there were several clinics with many specialties. The one I started at was just a couple of blocks from my residence. “Family” comes to mind when I look back at clinics and departments.

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@angellapross

I remember feeling overwhelmed with opportunity when I started at Mayo Clinic 10 years ago. The same is true today as we travel through this difficult time and learn how to work differently, boldly.

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I like the term you used… overwhelmed with opportunity. I think really speaks to this time in our lives and mayo culture. And in those times of being overwhelmed to pause and look for the opportunity in the situation.

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Show Gratitude and Praise
“We are all in this together” has been a popular mantra in 2020, but how often have you stopped to recognize and appreciate those who have been “in this” with you? Let your significant other, family members or social sphere know how much you’ve appreciated their support over the past months. Whether you call them, have a video chat or send a note, be specific in your gratitude and praise. Your sincere thanks will probably make their day!

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Well-Being@Work Newsletter
The Well-Being@Work newsletter aims to support you in efforts to care for yourself; build knowledge; and share opportunities for easy-to-implement changes, habits, and activities that will allow you to thrive in your personal and professional life.

Florida and Rochester Staff stay up to date by subscribing to the Well-Being@Work Newsletter. https://mcnews.us.newsweaver.com/well-being.xzt0mq9c4v/1vebnzda2bo?a=6&p=5872545&t=2484726

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Health & Friendship Connections Count
Friends can help celebrate good times, provide support during bad times, prevent loneliness, and offer needed companionship. Sometimes we overlook potential friends who are already in our social network. This month, aim to connect with one new person in a meaningful way. One way to make meaningful connections is by joining a virtual connection group.
https://connect.employees.mayo.edu/page/covid-19-coronavirus-employee-updates/newsfeed-post/well-being-connection-groups/
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Setting Boundaries
When it comes to achieving your work-life integration “sweet spot,” setting boundaries is essential, yet also something that can be challenging and easier said than done. Identify one healthy boundary to focus on this month, such as taking a wellness walk, leaving work at work, eating lunch away from your desk, etc. For accountability, communicate this boundary with those around you and develop a plan to adhere to it. Set a goal for a realistic amount of time, and then check in often with your progress.

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