Workplace Wellness Whisperer – (Mar 26)

Hello Workplace Wellness Seeker,

“Disengaged employees are a costly issue for organizations today.” – Do you agree?

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report, the current crisis of lack of engagement amongst employees costs businesses £5.9 trillion. With just 15{1e16acf445973e61fdbd53de1c132af7e84fd195cf15d57956db2b0426c8fa60} of workers stating that they’re actually engaged at work, the issue seems to be growing. But lots of companies are taking action. In fact, 85{1e16acf445973e61fdbd53de1c132af7e84fd195cf15d57956db2b0426c8fa60} of successful companies implement wellness programs to support employee engagement. When an employee wellbeing program is implemented, employees feel more connected, their health is elevated, and consequently their happiness is increased. All these factors contribute to higher employee engagement levels.

I invite you to benefit from my daily wellness tips on my YouTube channel to help you and your employees to help you and your employees support wellness at work and at home.

I’m am happy to share with you a summary of this week’s workplace wellness tips that are simple, practical and easy to implement.  

Tip #1 – Mental Health Hacks

“Green Tea” Is it a fad or are there any health benefits?

According to a report from the International Institute of Sustainable Development, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, after water. Green tea is used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine and can help with several health problems.

A 2016 meta-analysis of observational studies suggested that daily green tea drinking is associated with a decreased risk of cognitive impairment. Green tea is different from other teas because it is made from unoxidized tea leaves and is less processed than most other teas.

When you begin your day with green tea it will help you replace other unhealthy beverages. It can be calming and reduce anxiety. It lowers cholesterol and improves the brain function.

So make sure you get your cup or two today and every day.

Tip #2 – Connect with your breath & gratitude

Hello everyone and welcome to this quick coherence technique. It can be done any time to check in and relax. I love to do it before it client meeting or a client call and it’s an amazing way to connect with your heart and your mind.

So start by relaxing your shoulders, keeping your spine straight and deep belly breaths in through the nose, out through the nose and I now invite you to focus your attention in the area of the heart. And as you continue this heart focused breathing, you can also lower your gaze or close your eyes if you’re not driving or operating machinery. And I invite you to consider somebody that you’re grateful for today. Send them some love and gratitude for them being in your life.

Listen to episode #37 with Joy McCarthy, where we dive deep into natural beauty routines, raising healthy kids, and the importance of a healthy microbiome on the Self-Care Goddess Podcast.

Tip #3. Who is your energy vampire?

Who is your energy vampire? An energy vampire is someone that drains your energy and causes you unnecessary stress. We all have that co-worker, friend or perhaps even a family member.

I know this is easier said that done, but if you cannot avoid this person altogether, make a serious attempt to limit your interactions with them. Or address their behaviour directly. At work, you can limit interactions between the two of you by not agreeing to lunches and not stopping by their desk to chat. Energy vampires demand a lot from the people they target. This continuous drain on your energy resources can have a noticeable effect on your well-being.

Over time, excess stress can lead to anxiety, depression, heart disease, and many more. That’s why it’s important to recognize the behaviors and then work to remove them. This may involve putting up walls to protect against an energy vampire’s efforts or removing the person from your life entirely. Do you face any energy vampires? Who are they? What can you do to better deal with them in the future?

These ideas may not work for everyone. Try them and modify your approach as you go until you’re able to feel in control and protected.

Tip #4. Mindfulness Gratitude Meditation for Mental Health | Feeling Thankfulness & Appreciation

This gratitude meditation is a daily practice to learn how to take things with gratitude. Whether it’s the little day-to-day things or the most important people in our lives, appreciating them helps us shift our perspective from a place of lack to one of abundance. 

Research studies show that a daily gratitude practice helps with depression, building personal resilience and improving mental health by literally rewiring our brain to be happier.

In the wise words of author G.K. Chesterton, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” Let’s practice how to develop an attitude of gratitude.

Get started with your workplace wellness strategy with my Workplace Wellness Calendar here.

Tip #5. Expressing Love for Optimal Wellbeing

Have you showed some love to someone today?

It’s important to show others the love that we want for ourselves. Begin your day with a loving gesture towards a friend, family, neighbour, colleague or even a pet. You can show love to the universe in any small way possible that would add value and give back to society.

The key is sincerity and to give love without any expectation of a return. Receiving and expressing love makes our emotional health stronger. Love, affection and caring can all be shown in several different ways. All of these ways need to be meaningful to you, and useful. Start today. The world needs you.

Which one of these tips will you try to prioritize for your wellbeing and your team’s wellbeing?

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 here.

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