Give thanks and make memories this Turkey Day.
Whether you’re cooking (or even just eating), playing a game, or catching up with friends and loved ones, you can savor the seconds of your Thanksgiving holiday and cultivate the calm you need to make new memories by practicing presence.
Here’s our favorite tip from ZenHabits:
“Pause just before starting, and think for a second about what your intention for that activity might be. [. . .] By setting an intention, it reminds you to be mindful of that intention as you do any activity.”
Get the memorable conversations flowing with these low-pressure but high-reward prompts from ice cream masters Ben & Jerry:
- If you could have named yourself, what name would you pick, and why?
- What’s your favorite way to eat leftover turkey? (Or leftover anything on your T-giving table.)
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- Epicurean salts or cooking oils
- An herb bouquet
- Seasonally festive hand and dish soaps
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): A Practical Primer
SOPs, or standardized operating procedures, are step-by-step instructions for how to do things. The
instructions should be evidence based, capturing knowledge of the best ways to do things from people with experience.
SOPs are systematic, repeatable, and empirical.
A basic example is a recipe. Yes, a recipe! A recipe is a tried and tested best process for cooking a thing, distilled into a sharable and repeatable set of instructions.
Why should I create formalized SOPs?
Beekeeper has a succinct answer to that question: Companies create these internal guides to create lean, efficient, and uniform workflows.
- Ensure processes that can be repeated are repeated, and in efficient, systematic ways.
- Make institutionalized processes and knowledge sharable.
- Quickly and easily enable multiple employees to adopt the same standardized process.
- Reduce questions and errors.
- Drive templates from Edutechspot
- Word templates from Envato Tut+
- Word templates from TemplateLab
- Monday.com SOP templates
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Winter is Coming Wellness Tips
Cold weather and short winter days exacerbate existing pain points, stresses, and challenges. Here are some feel-better tips to save for winter, or just a rainy day.
If you feel…paralyzed by indecision
Try: Bolstering your confidence by understanding and exploring your strengths. Some experts recommend seeking support from your own personal “board of directors,” a group of people whose opinions you admire and whose feedback you trust.
If you feel…pain, numbness, or tingling in your arms, hands, and wrists
Try: Following ergonomic recommendations for using computers and setting up a workstation.
If you feel…physical symptoms of job stress, which include headaches, low concentration, stomach discomfort, insomnia, and irritability
Try: Confronting your symptoms. They won’t get better on their own. The American Psychological Association and HelpGuide both offer a variety of interventions you can try, from journaling to identify stressors to breaking down perfectionist thought patterns.
If you feel…utterly overwhelmed by everything you have to do at once
Try: Reflecting on your worth outside of work performance, pausing your inner “catastrophising,” and asking for help.
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