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Week 6 Acknowledge your wins and positive changes in behaviour. Determine what's next

Many members at this stage talk about enjoying writing, which they may never have before. Discuss in the 15 minute break the success of keeping to the habit of joining every Thursday. What have people found to be the benefit of having this quarantined time in their diary? What have been the obstacles they have overcome to form this habit?

Encourage people to share links to any of their publications. Could we support each other by tweeting about each others writing or publications?

Whats next? - Will you attend again or possibly do you like the idea of facilitating a 6 week block. Opportunity exists for members to take over the facilitation of the next block - ask for volunteers.

Acknowledge that admitting success and receiving praise can be difficult:

Most of us are focused on all the things we have yet to accomplish at work. But constantly staring at a long to-do list can take a toll on your emotional well-being. It’s important to occasionally recognize and appreciate all that you’ve accomplished, too. Take periodic breaks from the busyness of work to think about what you’ve checked off your task list. You may want to keep a “done” list alongside your to-dos, so you don’t lose sight of how much progress you’ve made. Write down what went well or felt particularly satisfying in the cohort pages.

Source: Adapted from “6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday,” by Amy Jen Su