Humanifesto for Your Health Community

Posted by Jane Wang 

Another beautiful summer week has gone by, and it has been rewarding to see our community ramping up! As our team is pulling together the next MTAP event, I thought it would be fun to share our “Humanifesto” for community building for your better everyday health:Humanifesto for Your Health Community

C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y

  • C — Collaboration (Collaborate, don’t control — remember to lead by example and to help encourage those around you to take small steps: drink more water, take the stairs and go for a walk at lunch)
  • O — Openness (Be open and transparent in what you do, and what you need help with; you’ll be surprised to get help and support in expected and heart-warming ways)
  • M — Meditation (Don’t stress and worry during your day, practice meditation when you run into crises and build a habit of calm, this will help you learn to always get into your optimal mental state daily)
  • M — Massage (Give yourself a hand massage and bring awareness to those over-worked hands! We work with so many hand-held devices and hand-operated machines that it is easy to “overwork” them.)
  • U — Utilitarian (Reflect useful and practical content your colleagues and community can identify with and do in your work context to spruce up their day!)
  • N — Niceness (Remember being extra nice pays back in dividends, it will not only improve the experience your colleague has during their days, but it also gives you something to smile about.)
  • I — Intervals (Training in intervals is key, but also view work routines as interval training! Give yourself periods of concentration and break up those intervals with a bit of physical activity, such as a game of ping-pong, a few jumping jacks, or a quick walk around the block; these active minutes help you work more efficiently during stressful days and also gets you to better health outcomes almost effortlessly)
  • T — Time management (You may have heard that 10 minutes spent in planning saves about 90 minutes of wasted work. I know that this is very true for my work process. I can usually get much more done in a day with prioritization. Here is a helpful resource that I use to guide friends on teaching how to prioritize at work http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-manage-time-by-prioritizing-daily-tasks.html )
  • Y — Yield (Find a metric to measure what you are getting back from your effort; I like to focus on the # of days that feel happy after work or # of days that I’m off because I was sick. You’ll be surprised to find that with a little bit of change, how your quality of life will improve dramatically, if you pay attention to the “yield”.)

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