According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans working full-time spend on average more than one-third of their day, five days per week at the workplace.
What can you do to increase your well-being while in the workplace? Here are a few pointers:
Remaining active in the workplace boosts your functionality. Use your break time to go outside for a light walk, get some fresh air, and absorb the sunlight for vitamin D benefits. Not only are you relieving stress, anxiety, and exercising all at the same time, you are also optimizing your health. It’s crucial to clear your mind because sometimes we overthink the most straightforward actions. Also, if you’re sitting down for long periods, you can develop cramps/soreness in your legs. Some employers include height-adjustable desks (sit-stand desks) for the workplace, but when such resources are not available, we still have Mother Nature to thank!
Everything you do in life has a purpose, so find your passion within your career field. Try this once a day: grab a piece of paper, find something to write with, and jot down three things you enjoy most about your career. Although it could be challenging at first, the more you do it, the more you’ll clarify your desires in life. Appreciating the good things in life increases your positive mindset. To that point, we often forget that both physical and spiritual wellness stems from where our mindset lies.
We experience different types of mood every single day. It’s essential to offer a support system that monitors employee engagement. Suggesting an employer conduct employee surveys is one way to increase engagement. The results from improving employee engagement includes retaining employees, increasing productivity levels, and maintaining a safe environment. There are plenty of resources that aid with mental wellness, so be mindful of them. Some resources include Mental Health America (MHA), MindQ, and Healbright.
How do you maintain healthy well-being in the workplace? Let us know in the comments below.