You’ll need all of the energy you can get to create a corporate compliance plan or edit an existing one.
Three balanced meals per day and two snacks are ideal but chugging a protein shake over your keyboard while you speed type with one hand counts too (just don’t make it a habit).
After a long day of identifying potential risks, go home and take a nice, hot, sea salt bath or give yourself permission to cry in the shower. A good cry does wonders for the nervous system.
Drinking game idea! Down one 8 oz glass of water every time you properly create, maintain, store, or distribute a document. Staying hydrated is crucial for a healthy body and a clear compliance mind.
Before heading to any training meeting where you’re tasked with the monumental job of teaching folks how to be compliant, spend ten minutes on your favorite mindfulness app. Take a deep breath and feel your body in your office chair.
Listen to Your Body:
When processing or dealing with complaints, pay attention to the tension in your shoulders or that panicky feeling in your chest. Take a break when you need it. And never underestimate a good vacation (or even a staycation).
Utilize Stress Tools:
When holding employees accountable, diffuse some lavender essential oils. Light a candle, or have a fountain going in your office corner. The ambiance might be a little confusing for the occasion, but you’ll feel relaxed while going through the process.
Make Time For Friends:
Community is everything in every career. Don’t forget the power of friendship. In between safeguarding whistleblowers, make time for compliance conferences, or join an online group.
You’re tasked with finding solutions to all kinds of problems. Sometimes, writing it all down can help you process complicated feelings and see a situation clearly. Buy a cute bullet journal, fill it with inspirational stickers, and scribble your way to a more peaceful you.
Creating a culture of compliance can be difficult. It can be stressful, and some days you might feel like you’re on a neverending rollercoaster ride. Sometimes, the best way to cope with it all is just to laugh.
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