Updated: Sep 8, 2022
The average person will work for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Every year, that equates to roughly one-third of one's waking life.
As we are about to step into the 2nd half of 2022, we take a deeper look into what exactly Employee Wellness is and how you as an employee can implement a conducive environment that promotes personal Workplace wellness throughout the year.
What is Employee Wellness?
Basically, it's creating an environment that encourages a state of contentment (Happiness in the workplace), allowing an employee to thrive and reach their full potential for the benefit of themselves and the company.
Did you know that you spend the majority of your time at work?
The average person will work for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Every year, that equates to roughly one-third of one's waking life. Yes! 1 third of your life is spent with the people at the place of your employment. In other words, for most of us, the workplace is more like a second home. It stands to reason that the workplace should be a place where employees can feel at ease, valued, and cared for.
How to Participate Actively in Personal and Workplace Wellness
Being in good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health constitutes personal wellness. A healthy lifestyle can help you balance all of these factors and achieve wellness. You will realize that your decisions and choices will have an effect on both your short-term and long-term wellness; in other words, what appears to be happening in your personal life will most likely have a domino effect and affect your productivity in the workplace. Whichever the case may be. It is up to you to design and plan your life around that. Learn to manage the expectations of your peers or your superior.
Work Wellness To-do List
There are a few key wellness points to consider in your working hours:
Some ways that snacks can be beneficial as they can increase nutrient intake, sustain energy levels.Try to refrain from chips, sodas and sugar-loaded snacks, especially if you are stressed.
Stay Positive Ever heard about the law: Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. This applies to negative energy as well. If you are in a bad mood, be aware of how you speak, act and write emails to your colleagues. No one likes a moody colleague, but people do understand if you're having a hard day. Best to be upfront about it.
Plan your day (Use our FREE daily planner resource) To be better at your time management, make sure you download our Daily Planner. It will make a huge difference in your day, enabling you to be the best you can be and hold yourself accountable for your deadlines, this ensures that you create trust with your employer and colleagues. People love it when you are on top of things.
Stretch your legs Yes, you have a deadline looming, but sitting and staring at your screen without taking a break won't do you any good. Short eye breaks are much better for your optical health as well as for preventing eye strain and headaches. Why not set an alarm to remind you to get up, stretch and take a walk and make yourself a warm beverage.
Eat healthy snacks Some ways that snacks can be beneficial can increase nutrient intake, sustain energy levels, and refrain from chips, sodas and sugar-loaded snacks, especially if you are stressed. Swop them for: Mixed nuts, Greek yoghurt and mixed berries, munch on an apple, celery sticks with cream cheese, snack on kale or veggie chips or indulge in some Dark chocolate and almonds.
Drink water and stay hydrated We all know that water is good for you, but have you tried sipping on some warm water with some lemon and honey? Drinking warm water on a daily basis will assist the body in breaking down fat deposits, relaxes the muscles, and increases the blood flow. An increase in blood circulation can rejuvenate and nourish your cells.
Be productive Make it a goal to cross something off your To-Do List (TDL). Nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing you completed a task that helped to solve a problem or aided your company in some way. Being productive involves prioritizing the most important tasks. To stay focused, keep a daily planner list to refrain from distractions.
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To-do lists are essential for overcoming work overload. When you don't use them effectively, you'll appear disorganized and untrustworthy to those around you. When you use them effectively, you'll be much better organized and more dependable.
Employee wellness is something we can all make a significant contribution to. Your HR department should be thinking of ways to make your workplace a great place to spend 1 third of your time, but it starts and ends with you as a person. How can you possibly be your BEST self?
I hope these suggestions and FREE planner will greatly help you in becoming the best employee and colleague possible. Try to create a fun space to work in and do not forget that Workplace Wellness also begins with you. If you are looking for a career change in the IT industry, keep visiting our Careers page at https://www.dlkgroup.com/careers.
Written by Shamiela Ali - Talent Manager at DLK Group