From end of year celebrations to birthdays, work anniversaries, wrapping up a big project and praising outstanding performance, there are many occasions throughout the year that prompt the giving of gifts, but the question is where do you start?
Naturally developing stronger relationships and increases in awareness, creativity, clarity, mindfulness and sense of self, connection has an immensely powerful impact. So, if you’re looking to give a gift that keeps on giving, focus on gifts that cultivate the four pillars of connection – self, nature, others, community.
These five wellbeing gift ideas not only tie into one or more of the four pillars of connection, but they are also the perfect all year round:
1. Pay it forward
Small simple acts of kindness can make a big impact and a lasting impression in the world. Not only do they brighten another person’s mood, but you will also set a chain reaction in motion. For example, if you shout someone a coffee and ask them to pay it forward, can you imagine how many coffees and smiles you have now generated from that one simple act? It’s mind-blowing. Whether you give one pay it forward gift or act, or gift a pack of Pay It Forward cardsfor an individual to action, you’ve just put in place a powerful transformation that will make the world a better place.
Providing a series of independent mentoring sessions for an individual or your entire team will not only strengthen your interpersonal relationships, it will also enable individuals to thrive personally and professionally.
3. Movement & mindfulness
Increasing energy, clarity and creativity, movement and mindfulness are powerful wellbeing acts that not only enhance individual connection, but also cultivate performance in and out of the workplace. If want to test the waters, a one off session like Wellineux’s corporate yoga & mindfulness is a great place to start.
Instantly boosting happiness while also improving air quality, indoor plants are always a welcome addition in a workspace. From transforming your entire working environment to an individual’s desk, there’s a wide range of gorgeous greenery easily available, so you can go as big or small as you like.
While a little unconventional, the gift of time may very well be the most valued gift of all. From additional paid leave days to paid time allocations for professional development, charity/not-for-profit volunteering and interpersonal connection, focusing more of your workplace rewards around time fosters a connected and thriving environment in which peak performance can be achieved.
5 wellbeing gift ideas for your team that keep on giving — Corporate Health, Workplace Wellness & Wellbeing is written by Amanda McMillan for www.wellineux.com