Needless to say, open enrollment is a stressful time. When you’re feeling bogged down or frantic about getting those communications out to your people on time, take a moment to breathe.
We start all our weekly team meetings with a couple minutes of breathing. Just a few moments of breathing intentionally is a good midday reset. It gives everyone a chance to clear their minds of email and daily tasks, so they can be present for the meeting.
Here are our 8 favorite breathing techniques that help us get through open enrollment. They are easy to do. Whether you’re into meditating or not, a few moments of quiet and a few deep breaths can make a world of difference in your mood. Give them a shot!
What this does: Pulls the mind away from distractions and toward simple, centering presence
What this does: Calms the nervous system and the overworked mind
What this does: Increases the amount of oxygen taken into the body using a relaxing, balancing breath
What this does: Calms you if you’re feeling frazzled or restless and/or want to boost productivity
What this does: Gets you into your body and out of your head
What this does: Creates focus and stills the mind
We wish you a calm and mindful open enrollment. For our best benefits communication tips to help you during this time of year, check out Our Best Advice: Tips, Tricks, and Resources You Can Apply This Enrollment.
Jennifer Benz, SVP Communications Leader, has been on the leading edge of employee benefits for more than 20 years and is an influential voice in the employee benefits industry.