Ending each meeting on a positive note is really important to bring your team closer together and build morale. If you’re thinking about how to end a meeting on a positive note, consider which one of the methods we’ve mentioned will work best for your team and for your [school] culture.
– Kate Dagher
Maybe your team isn’t so keen on playing a game or taking part in a team huddle or cheer. If you’re looking for something a little more mellow, mindfulness and meditation practices have grown in popularity as a way to connect with ourselves and each other in a work setting.
Taking a few minutes at the end of your meeting to come back to your breath or to practice some gratitude is a valuable use of time. This will leave the group feeling calm, content, and ready to take on the rest of the day. Taking a moment to de-stress as a group will show that you prioritize your team’s wellbeing and will help make the team feel closer to one another.
It’s important to find time during the day to decompress, and so ending your meeting with some mindfulness is a great way to encourage your team to take some time for themselves in a safe and supportive group environment.
Ways to incorporate mindfulness:
- A guided video
- Playing calming music for a few minutes
- Taking a few deep breaths