Brad Elson

Five Ways to Take Care of Your Wellbeing at Work

Have you ever struggled to finish your to-do list while gazing at the computer screen? Don't feel bad; even the best of us can experience a lack of motivation. Employees are 20% more productive when they are happier and more engaged at work. Additionally, as the pandemic significantly impacted our lives, employee welfare at work has moved up the list of business priorities.

Explore your options for enhancing your general well-being right away, whether working from home or in the office.

“Explore your options for enhancing your general well-being right away, whether working from home or in the office.“

Before performing essential tasks, relax.

It can be intimidating to anticipate having to complete a significant task. Try these easy methods just before you start to help calm your anxiety.

Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises are excellent solutions for de-stressing if you work from home. You only need a mat for these exercises, and you can easily practise at home thanks to the wealth of information and instructions available on YouTube.

Avoid skipping social events

Take the opportunity to socialise, whether it be during a virtual coffee break or a drink after work. You might not even be aware of how much you've missed talking with a different co-worker. After a tough week, it's a fantastic chance to take your eyes off the screen and your thoughts off work.

Taking a break from the screen

Working remotely makes it more challenging to remember to take breaks that get you away from screens, which is essential for both your physical and emotional health. Every hour, set a reminder to take a 5-minute break from your computer and go for a walk around the house to get some refreshments and stretch. If you are employed in an office, you can still put this into practice.

Make sure to take your lunch breaks, which are an excellent time to take a break from screens. And for the same reason, prepare yourself and finish your work in the final 30 minutes of the day so you can log off promptly.

Take Care of Your Health

Pains from being in one position for an extended period of time are frequent. Don't ignore any pains, and examine your posture to see if anything needs to be adjusted. If possible, request a standing desk for a change of pace during a lengthy workday. Your employer should routinely verify that you are working in a setting that is beneficial to your health and wellness.

Be organised

Use your imagination to organise the desk area to reflect your personality and work needs best. You'd be astonished at the effect of a simple alteration to the workplace arrangement, whether a multi-layer tray that aids with filing or a small plant pot.

The same holds true for organising your work. Why not jot down your tasks on a physical calendar instead of uploading them to your Outlook calendar and then enjoy the satisfaction of checking them off as you complete them?

There are plenty of other things we may do to live better lives. If there is anything on this list that you aren't already doing, let it serve as motivation for you to find the wellness strategy that is most effective for you.

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