“Knowing the joy of slowing down, watching the clouds and enjoying the now is one thing. Doing it takes discipline.” #bgdtcoaching.
As I wrote in the previous post, ‘Slowing down part 1‘ (click here to read), “Whatever the circumstances, slowing down brings with it a number of advantages.” Having looked at the benefits to ourselves in part 1, today let’s look at those advantages benefitting others.
Slowing down: benefits to others
– By us slowing down we give the chance to others to move out of our shadow and take centre stage. Work can surely continue without us being present, and a break provides the ideal occasion for this to occur.
– As we relax and ease off from being full on, we most likely lighten the environment for those around us. Though we may not always appreciate it, expecting others to be constantly running at our pace could be tiring for some.
– Our action of slowing down might be an example to others. We communicate that it is okay to think about the issue of wellbeing also in the workplace, possibly inspiring others to do likewise.
– The act of us slowing down alters the dynamics of the day, potentially producing previously unimagined opportunities for others.
So yes, knowing the joy of slowing down, watching the clouds and enjoying the now is certainly one thing. Doing it does take discipline, but the rewards can make it worthwhile to us and to others.
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All the best.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).