Yesterday my employer organized a training day for all its staff with the title "Wellness". There were lectures about how to prevent Burn Out and how to stay calm and get relaxed to the success. After those lectures we were meant to join different work shops like AquaFit, Curling, Badmington, Dancing Hula or Modern Dance, respiratory course, handicraft courses and suchlike. Well, meanwhile you know me a bit, and all those courses about "Do you feel me and how you feel yourself" is nothing for me. I need more Action. So I decided to join the workshops "Sculpture with Siporex" and "Timber- the green gold".
First Workshop was the one with forming with Siporex. That lovely candle holder was made by my workmate.
Well, mine beside it looks a bit gross motor (it's the one on the left side). What I learned is, that I will never become a sculptress.
In the afternoon sun appeared luckily so we went into the wood. My expectations were big, because we were allowed...
... to play with those *hurraaa*. I always wanted to do so.
Ausgerüstet mit Schnitthosen und Helm ging's los. Meine Frage, ob's die Hose denn auch in Pink gäbe, fanden die echten Holzer wohl etwas seltsam :o).
With safe cut pants and helmet we walked on to the playground. My question if the safe cut pants was available in pink was answered with a big grin from the rough player.
We were meant to produce "Finnenkerzen". The forest worker explained us how to use the machine and then we could try to get the machine run. Well this isn't as easy as it sounds. But at the second try I managed it. And yes, you're right it looks as if I were holding a mushroom basket in my hands instead of a hell machine... how girlie!
My workmates look more like hard workers than me.
Of course lady Gwundergarten stands absolutely incorrect there... the back should be straight and not crooked. But, you won't believe it, but I managed to cut two "Finnenkerzen". Yesssss! And it was real fun. I learned: I will never become a forest worker and those machines are very heavy. Why does not somebody invent a chainsaw for women... of course in pink :o).
And then it was down to business. We were taught how to cut down a tree. No, don't worry, we weren't allowed to cut it down by ourselves... the workers were not nuts. But they found it rather funny that we were joining this workshop because of our training day about wellness. I guess, they don't feel very relaxed after a days work in the wood. And I only can confirm it is a dangerous and exhausting job. But a chainsaw as a christmas gift would be rather nice...
Besonders gefreut hat mich, dass am Ende des Tages, eine Lehrperson zu mir kam, mit diesem süssen Päcklein aus ihren Ferien. Sie hätte in Bremen in diesem Kaffee gesessen und dabei an mich gedacht. Ist das nicht einfach nur lieb? Hab mich riesig gefreut!
Und noch ein Kränzchen möchte ich winden: Es ist heutzutage echt nicht selbstverständlich, dass Arbeitgeber für ihre Angestellten so einen Tag organisieren. Danke viel mal! Es hat richtig gut getan!
It was an exciting day, where we learned a lot. I not only learned what I can't do but what I can learn to do. For example become more relaxed at work and get more peace in everyday life. I will also try to breath more consciously, especially during stress. Everybody has got pressure and stress, it only depends on how we get along with it and what we do as a compensation. One speaker said it like this: "From a sad ass there's not a happy fart." So let's try to keep our ass happy :o).
At the end of the day a teacher came to me and gave me this sweet present she took home from her holidays. She said that during here holidays in Bremen she was sitting often in a coffe shop called "Alex" and was thinking at me. Isn't that just sweet?!
And another big thanks goes to my employer. In those times it isn't obviouse that an employer organise such a day for its staff. I really enjoyed it very much. Thank you!!! I feel well now :o).
In diesem Sinne / Take care