We're grateful that you're choosing to start your Tuesday with a Chooseday mindset.
This Chooseday, let's start meaningful conversations with those around us with this question: "Are you ok?" In line with R U OK Day (September 6th), we want to be more aware of people who we know or care about who may not seem their best selves lately. Maybe they are struggling with something and just need someone to listen and support them. Whether you head the company, are a manager, team leader or team member, when we ask "Are you ok?" to someone, we could help them in a big way. By starting the conversation and gently commenting on the changes we've noticed, we are encouraging that person to open up. If they're not ok, we can help them find ways to better manage or understand their problems. If they are ok, then at least they'll know that we care about them, and cared to ask. Let's gently start these conversations today.
R U OK?
R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity whose vision is a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. Its mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
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And as we open up our eyes, hearts, minds and ears to people who we think may need help, let's also remember this:
It's also the week of Literacy!
International Day of Literacy (September 8th) is celebrated annually to help advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. This year’s International Literacy Day will be an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and create quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all.
It is also Indigenous Literacy Day on September 7th! Our friends at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation are hosting a short digital event featuring First Nations peoples with a selection of short, inspiring video stories by First Nations storytellers (of all ages) from across the country.
To celebrate these important dates, we can also Choose to read a good book!
Reading helps to reduce stress, improves vocabulary and empathy. No one ever complained about getting lost in their favourite literature!
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