Preparing for RU OK? Day on Thursday 14th September

The momentum for RU OK? Day is growing each year, and with the recent focus on mental health in the hospitality industry, particularly with chefs, we will be highlighting the issues and suggested solutions over the next few weeks. And it’s not just for one day – the RU OK? themes are important all the year round.

The action steps are simple: Ask, Listen, Encourage Action, Check In. This is working on the individual level, and there are also many things that can be done in the workplace to make it less stressful and more supportive.

Here are some Profitable Hospitality podcasts that may be helpful for you or your staff – listening to something privately can be a great first step…

50 Things You Can Control Right Now…

If you turn on the news, it’s easy to feel helpless and despondent. Or maybe things at home aren’t going in the best direction.

This great list reminds us of all the things that we CAN control right now – here are a few that jumped out for me:

Whether you listen or wait to talk (I’m working on that…)
The type of food you eat.
How much time you spend trying to convince people you’re right.
How clean or uncluttered you keep your space.
How much information you get before you make a decision.
How many negative articles you read.
Which commitments you keep or cancel.

Check the list and share with friends and family…