It’s Walk to Work Week – a great opportunity to get off the bus a stop early or walk instead of taking the tube. For thousands of people in offices, doing exercise to break up the sedentary working day can contribute to better wellbeing.
But why not take it a step further – as well as walking more, try consciously varying your route. Why? Because breaking a pattern of behaviour can encourage us to be more flexible and more open to new experiences. Something as simple as walking a different route to the one you take the other 50 odd weeks of the year will stimulate creativity. You will see different things, make new connections.
Most of us are creatures of habit and may be missing out on opportunities and input as a result.
At Focal Point, we see it in our workshops and development programmes where participants always naturally return to the same seat after a break or on a subsequent session! So we regularly mix the seating and groups up to ensure there is a different stimulus for everyone throughout the day. By discussing an issue with a different person you may tap into new information and see things from a different perspective.
Encouraging more spontaneous behaviour helps us to be more open to change and more likely to move out of our comfort zone.
So use Walk to Work Week not just as a way to incorporate more exercise into your day, but also to foster flexibility and to stimulate creativity!
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Wanting to keep your managers and teams stimulated and learning new things? Give us a call on 01903 732 782 to discuss how a development programme could challenge and stretch them or browse our range of programmes and workshops.
Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...