One of the most enjoyable aspects of having an HR blog is the community that it builds across the HR profession and the way in which it widens the scope of my connections. Today’s guest post is a perfect example. My friend Ben Eubanks in Hunstville, AL is involved with a group called NMU – NASHRM Mentor University which provides HR pros with the chance to network and engage with an intent to focus on areas/topics that are of interest to them as they develop within their careers. Participants in this year’s program were asked to write a blog post and have it published online by a known HR blogger. Lyala Walters, Director of HR with Terrame’ Day Spa and Salon was paired with me and wrote a great post from which we can all learn some lessons!
“Are you un- poopular? Do you pop out at parties?” Sometimes it feels like we need a big dose of “VitaMeataVegamin” to make it through the day. HR is the liaison between employees, managers, executives and anyone else you can think of. How do we stay on top of our game and give our best to the team each and every day?
- Time-Out: Take a few minutes to stand up and do some stretches at your desk. It will get the blood flowing and put a pep in your step. Keep a small bottle of your favorite essential oil in your desk. A quick whiff can calm and energize.
- Long Way to the Loo: You never know who you may run it to. A few extra minutes during the day can help you clear your head.
- SMILEJ: “it increases your face value”! Smiling makes your more approachable and tempers anything you say with kindness. It also makes you feel good.
- Car Karaoke: Everyone commutes to work and as we all know music calms the savage beast. Whether it’s Classic, Country or good ol’ Rock n’ Roll, turn it up and melt the stress away.
- Birds of a Feather: Reach out to your support system with situations you may need help with. Join SHRM, your local chapter (mine is NASHRM) and get involved with peer groups such as a MENTOR UNIVERSITY program.
It’s important to do things to keep your passion alive. A few of these simple techniques can keep you motivated and ready to face any challenge!