Workplace Wellness Whisperer – (August 20)
Hello Workplace Wellness Seeker,
Happy Saturday! Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend planned.
Are you aware of the important relationship between brain & nervous system health and the health of your body? For more details check out my post on Instagram or Facebook.
Sharing gratitude can improve social bonds. People have reported feeling more loved and more connected to others in their lives when they routinely practice gratitude or those around them practice gratitude.
One thing that happened at work that was a disappointment at the time, but turned out to be a blessing in disguise was. . .
Here are some fantastic company wellness program statistics every employer should know:
A workplace that enhances employee health and wellbeing would encourage 7 out of 10 to stay at their current job.
89% of workers at companies that support well-being efforts are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work.
1 out of 6 people experiences some form of mental health problem in the workplace.
Research has demonstrated that workplace health initiatives can help reduce sick leave absenteeism by 27% and healthcare costs for companies by 26%.
61% of employees agree that they’ve made healthier lifestyle choices because of their company’s wellness program.
38% of wellness program participants said it helped them take fewer sick days.
91% of workers at companies that support well-being efforts say they feel motivated to do their best.
74% of employers view well-being as important to employees and a useful tool for recruiting and retaining staff.
54% of employees say their employers should offer financial rewards for living healthy lifestyles.
These numbers prove why employee wellbeing programs are so important.
My Workplace Wellness Calendar can guide you with some ideas for implementing your wellness strategy.
Employee wellness, engagement & productivity are a top priority at Savoia Self-Care. I am starting this weekly blog by highlighting the importance of health and wellness at the workplace and regularly conducting wellness activities for your employees. Have you considered a “Virtual Retreat” for your staff? They are extended company gatherings to bring all your employees together and celebrate wellness. These events might include fun games and activities, online yoga classes, nutrition sessions, breathwork and bonding time. The purpose of these retreats is to allow your staff to disconnect from normal work, socialize, and increase engagement. Contact me directly if you’re curious and want to learn more about “Virtual Retreats”.
I invite you to listen to several of my podcasts on Self-Care and subscribe to my YouTube channel for amazing practical daily workplace wellness tips that can help in your wellness program.
Here’s a summary of this week’s 5 tips that can help you personally and professionally.
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Tip #1. How To Achieve Your Goals?
Did you know that 90% of new year resolutions fail by February?
This is because when goals are difficult and challenging, people go off track. Most of us have a mission for ourselves which are goals or objectives we want to achieve in the next six months. We write down these SMART goals.
But to be authentic I advise you to have accountability for yourself and also be accountable to someone else to ensure you are on track. Rather than having 50 goals that are vague and without self-direction, look at something tangible and make yourself accountable in order to move forward.
Pick just one goal but that one goal should be so brilliant and clear that you can see it, touch it, feel it, smell it, and go towards it. Take personal responsibility and focus on what you want to achieve.
In the beginning of the year, I don’t like to set goals, but instead set intentions by asking yourself the question – Who do I want to be by the end of the year? And then what actions, behaviours, and habits will support that.
For more amazing information on the Role of Herbs in Holistic Healing listen to the Self-Care Goddess Podcast episode 19 and 20 with Chris Lamont.
Tip #2. Harness The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Do you want to know how you can apply the powers of your subconscious mind to any problem or to help you live a life of your dreams?
Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect! Joseph Murphy, author of “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” invites us to consider our mind as a garden and we are the gardeners. We plant seeds of thoughts in our subconscious mind all day long, often unaware because of our habitual thinking. He argues that what we sow in our subconscious mind, we shall reap in our body and environment. So begin now to sow thoughts of health, happiness, prosperity, career progression and accept them fully in your conscious mind.
Continue to plant these wonderful seeds of thought in the garden of your mind and you will reap a glorious harvest. When you begin to control your thought processes, you can apply the powers of your subconscious to any problem or difficulty. You will be consciously connecting with the infinite power and law that governs all things. I challenge you to create or choose an affirmation that resonates with you. Make it the last thing you say before bed and the first thing you say in the morning before getting out of bed and watch the magic happen!
Share this with a friend, family member or colleague who really needs to hear this.
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Tip #3. Guided Loving Kindness Meditation
This type of meditation can help manage stress, improve sleep, reduce depression and anxiety, enhance self-awareness and social empathy, promote deep rest and healing, and increases immune function, working memory, focus and attention span.
I hope you enjoy this guided meditation and evoke feelings of love and kindness towards yourself and others and help you experience deep and profound restoration.
Thank-you for sharing this space with me. Namaste.
🌸 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for guided meditations to help you destress.
Tip #4. 5 Ways To Increasing Your Stamina
Do you want more stamina? Here are 5 ways to increasing it.
Stamina is the strength and energy that allow you to sustain physical or mental effort for long periods of time. Increasing your stamina helps you endure discomfort or stress when you’re doing an activity. It also reduces fatigue and exhaustion. Having high stamina allows you to perform your daily activities at a higher level while using less energy. I recommend these 5 tips to build stamina:
1.Exercise. Exercise may be the last thing on your mind when you’re feeling low on energy, but consistent exercise will help build your stamina. All my podcast guests recommend at least 20 minutes of walking everyday to reap so many health benefits.
2.Yoga and meditation. Yoga and meditation can greatly increase your stamina and ability to handle stress. It will give you a sense of overall well-being by increasing endurance and reducing fatigue.
3.Music. Listening to music can increase your cardiac efficiency. Research has proved we have a lowered heart rate when exercising while listening to our favourite music.
4.Ginseng. Ginseng is an herb that is used for overall health and vitality. It can also be used to boost cognitive function, reduce stress and boost energy levels.
5.Good Quality Sleep. Sleep has a positive effect on speed, accuracy, and reaction time. Without a good night’s sleep we are not able to think clearly and may be more sensitive, moody, or irritable.
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Tip #5. Begin Your Yoga Journey With Sun Salutations
The easiest way to begin your Yoga journey is with sun salutations. It is preferred that you face the sun as you work, and express your gratitude to a higher power for the Sun, the life source of the Earth. A regular yoga practice that includes sun salutations can have an amazing effects on muscle strength, general body endurance and body composition.
Studies show that sun salutations can be an ideal exercise to keep oneself in optimum level of fitness.
If you’re ready to leverage your workplace wellness strategy and explore how to optimize individual, team and your company’s performance, book your complimentary Workplace Wellness call with me here.