How can you improve health and wellness in the workplace?
A majority of people in the present-day world spend a majority of their time at work. Ever increasing workload, high stress level, long working hours, complex targets to meet and screen time accompanied with difficult clients, financial troubles, collectively contribute to a poorly maintained work and personal life balance. This significantly affects an individual’s mental and physical health.
It is also important that the well-being of the staff is taken into careful consideration, because a workforce that is happy, content and fully engaged in their work does not only indicate a high job satisfaction but also considerably improves the productivity of each employee and the organisation as a whole.
Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to maintaining good health and wellbeing. A number of steps can be taken to practice self-care on a routine basis and improve the overall wellness of a workplace. Eating well, staying hydrated, exercising on a regular basis, sleeping well and most importantly maintaining a good social circle helps practice self-care at a workplace in an effective way. These steps may sound simplistic but are highly effective when practiced on a daily life basis. Being part of a workplace and practicing these self-care essentials helps prevent and at the same time alleviate the health and wellness related issues.
Maintaining a balance between personal and professional life
Turning off the computer for a short while and trying to leave the office at a reasonable time and finding time to devote to one’s personal life and close ones helps maintain the right balance. At a workplace, a better organisation of tasks helps save time, improve work related outcomes and helps focus better on one’s personal life.
Take short breaks
Your professional life can be overwhelming at times given that there are days when there is too much work to be done and less time to complete it. In such cases, taking short breaks can help catch up with work and improve productivity and quality of work. In addition to this, maintaining discipline at a workplace and contributing an equal amount of time to all activities, allows for taking short breaks when required and improves overall wellness and productivity at a workplace.
Importance of practicing mindfulness
Mindfulness is being totally aware and alert of the present moment. Practicing mindfulness at a workplace has become crucial in the present-day time and has been proven to provide both physical as well as mental support. It helps effectively deal with anxiety and reduce the stress levels that are prevalent at a workplace.
At Weljii, the health and wellness coaching program helps improve health and wellness at a workplace and helps develop the right set of skills that helps practice self-care and improve the work-life balance for greater workplace productivity.