Going home checklist has been created by the NHS. Based around caring, listening and improving work life by encouraging reflection and mindfulness at the end of each working day.
Thinking of the role the NHS staff taking care of others each and every day. Turning that round to remember to take the time to ensure we look out for them after what can be a very stressful and long day.
Going Home Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a tool to manage your wellbeing and mental health. Giving you the ability to see experiences occurring in the present moment. Using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga.
Paying more attention to the present moment and your own thoughts and feelings in the moment. Mindfulness helps mental wellbeing, makes you feel better, while reducing stress, so enabling people to enjoy life a little bit more.
Going Home Checklist
Going home doesn’t mean you switch off from the days events. Giving people skills to deal with their work life stresses helps strengthen mental health. Producing a simple checklist to make sure steps are not missed.
Step by step Going Home Checklist
- Take a moment to think about your day.
- Acknowledge one thing that was difficult during your work day – Let it go!
- Consider three things that went well.
- Check on your colleagues before you leave – are they ok?
- Are you ok? We are here to support you.
- Now switch your attention to home – Rest and recharge.
Many NHS hospitals have made the checklist into posters to prompt staff to action the steps. The have all used the same checklist but with slight different images to personalise.
Love seeing Checklists used to help people balance work life stresses using mindfulness.