Yes, it’s ideal to have a space designated as a Meditation Room. But it has to make economic sense for your company. If you don’t have the funds to redesign a room or you simply don’t have the square feet to renovate, then start a trend in your company. Send this note to your team:
I am so proud of all of you and grateful that you’re on my team. I don’t say this enough and want you to know. Also, I’ve been thinking about how hard you work and how much is expected of you…both from me and from others. We all need to take better care of ourselves, and I’m starting now. I want you to do the same. I’m going to take 15 minutes every day to sit quietly in the office or outside and just breathe. I want you to do the same. Call it meditation, call it breathing, call it whatever you like, but please do this each day you come to work. I value all of you both as my team and as humans. I’ll be checking in on your progress. Happy breathing!
Email this, or some variation thereof, and follow up with as many team members as you can as often as you can. “Jane, have you been breathing?” Of course, this is tongue-in-cheek, but it lightens the mood. You have to show your team that you not only expect this of them, but that you are also doing it yourself. If you really want to send it home, attach three or four articles from the latest research on the importance of meditation on productivity, focus, creativity and health and wellness.
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