Step Up Wellbeing for Improved Workplace Performance

 

Spring is officially here and it’s time to step-up our wellbeing

We should care about our wellbeing all year round, but there’s something about Spring, with its blooming flowers and new beginnings, that makes us feel renewed. Whether you’re at work, at home, or out and about, it’s important to practice self-care to make sure that you’re happy and healthy.

Wellbeing is a very broad term, and it can have many aspects. They key aspects are physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing, and if one aspect is neglected, then it can impact the other. The two link together closely, and so it’s important to work on both in order to ensure complete and positive wellbeing. Overall, however, it’s “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.”

There are various things you can do to improve your overall wellbeing, and sometimes many things can just come down to personal preferences. For instance, someone might find walking as the best way to relax, whereas someone else may feel like watching a movie or TV series is the best way to relax. Your location can also influence your self-care - we have some great workplace related tips to help you boost staff morale with practical mental wellbeing strategies.

Here are some examples of different things you can do to improve your mental wellbeing…

Physically:

  • Exercise- relieves stress and increases endorphins (feel-good chemicals).
  • Regular sleep – 7-8 hours a night.
  • Eating regularly and healthily.
  • Learning to recognise your physical symptoms of stress.
  • Going for a walk after difficult interactions to calm down.
  • Breathing exercises.

Emotionally:

  • Asking for help when you need it.
  • Feeling able to say no/ enforce your boundaries.
  • Recognising that others struggle with similar difficulties to you.
  • Taking time for self-reflection.
  • Spending time with friends and family or loved ones.
  • Time in nature.
  • Do your favourite activity/ go to your favourite place.
  • Regularly assess your work - life balance.
  • Limit ‘heavy’ content in reading, films, activities, etc. when outside of work.
  • Keeping a balance between spending time with others and alone.

These are all personal strategies that can really have a positive impact on your mood and mental health. Feeling good and positive in ourselves, then has a positive impact on other areas in our lives, like at work and our relationships throughout life.

At UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing, we offer tailored wellbeing support for organisations so that employees can receive the correct support that they need and feel their best inside and outside of work.

For more information on how we can support you, please call 0191 512 8220, e-mail wellbeing@ukim-oh.com, or complete the form on this page - our specialist team will be in touch to help with your query.


Are you an employee?

If you have any health conditions or concerns that you are worried may impact your performance at work, we would encourage you to discuss them with your employer in a transparent and open manner. They may be able to provide support or a referral to our Occupational Health services (like Physiotherapy or Counselling) to help you manage your health at work.

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