Workplace Wellness Whisperer – (May 21)
Hello Wellness Seeker,
Happy Saturday! I’ve been coming across a lot of information on self-image and self-confidence and in a post I share with you 6 affirmations that can help develop a positive body image. Creating a positive body image starts with how we relate to ourselves. Check out my post on my Instagram or Facebook.
Did you know that practicing gratitude on a daily basis can literally rewire your brain for positive thinking and help you during challenging times?
What is one thing you like about your job?
When everyone’s so busy, how do you cut through the ‘noise’ to prioritize workplace wellness?
A genuine culture of health arises only when employees are free to practice healthy behaviors every working day. Improving employee wellbeing and inspiring, encouraging, and leading by example requires an investment of time and energy from top leaders to frontline workers.
Employee wellbeing is not a ‘nice to have’; it’s a base layer in high-performing organizations everywhere and a vital aspect in a long list of business outcomes, including safety, productivity, retention, absenteeism, and company culture. Moreover: healthy employees are happy employees, so everybody wins!
My Workplace Wellness Calendar can guide you how to chart your course to success.
According to a recent CIPD report, 72 percent of organizations are providing new or better support for people working from home. Nearly 47 percent are encouraging more responsible use of digital technologies, acknowledging regular movement breaks and time away from screens as essential workplace wellbeing habits even while working from home. Building a culture of health in your organization is not limited to promoting healthy behavior but also essential is adopting the right communication tools to deliver the message.
I invite you to listen to several of my podcasts regarding different breathing techniques and subscribe to my YouTube channel for amazing practical workplace wellness tips that I share everyday.
Here’s a summary of this week’s videos.
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Tip #1. What to Eat to Live to 100?
Do you want to live passed 100? Then eat like this.
About 95 percent plant-based and 5 percent animal-based. A typical centenarian plant-based diet from the famous Blue Zones is made up of beans, and legumes including fava, black, kidney, chickpeas and lentils, complex carbs like garden vegetables and ancient grains, and accented with meat. Meat is largely reserved for Sundays and special occasions.
Of course I always recommend starting with fiber first, so have a salad – the bitter the better – like arugula or spinach to get the enzymes going and prepare your body to digest your food.
Going plant-based can sound like a daunting task if you’re a meat lover, but you can begin with just a few meals a week and ensuring that you always have something GREEN on your plate.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start and want an accountability partner contact me to help you begin your plant-based journey today.
Check out my podcast #28 on the Self-Care Goddess Podcast with Grace Van Berkum where she gives us simple and practical tips on going plant based.
Tip #2. Adopt a Fasting Lifestyle For Optimal Wellbeing
Have you tried fasting yet? The benefits are incredible and the research is astounding.
Fasting helps to reduce inflammation, lose stubborn weight, increase energy and mental clarity, and even boost your immunity.
My Hot Tip: If you want to try fasting, begin slow and try pushing back your breakfast by 30mins-1hr and ensure that you don’t eat anything 3 hrs before bed. But I always recommend working with a certified professional.
Keep following me for the unique benefits of the different types of fast. One type of fast is called The Fasting Mimicking Diet®, or FMD®, is a high nutrition, low protein, low carbohydrate meal plan in which calories are restricted for 5 days out of a month.
The fasting mimicking diet has the benefits of fasting without depriving the body of food. This diet has been proven to beneficially change biomarkers associated with aging, inflammation, and poor health.
I love FASTING. It saves me a lot of time in the morning. I skip breakfast & just have a Bulletproof coffee or my mushroom morning elixir. Imagine how much time, money, & energy you could be saving if you started fasting, today.
Contact me for more details if you’re ready to start your fasting lifestyle. Listen to podcast episode #8 for more details on how to adopt a fasting lifestyle.
Tip #3. 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.
I invite you to read my blog “Owning Your Sh*t: How To Live an Authentic and Fulfilling Life”.
Tip #4. Breathe In Ease For Stress Busting
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed?
I invite you to give this variation of a HeartMath technique a try when you’re feeling stressed.
1️. Acknowledge your feelings as soon as you sense stress.
2️. Pause what you’re doing, focus on your heart, and breathe in the attitude of ease. Imagine with each breath that you are drawing in feelings of calm.
3️. Once you activate your ease and regain your energetic poise, breathe this feeling for a while longer to help anchor it in. After doing this exercise for a day or two, your intuition will start to automatically cue you up when stress persists.
🌸 Subscribe to my YouTube channel for guided meditations to help you destress.
Check out my amazing delicious ‘Baked Oatmeal Brownies’ recipe.
Tip #5. Eye Exercises for Computer Eye Strain
We are using digital devices more than ever and my computer eye strain is REAL and can lead to dry eyes, blurry vision and even headaches.
When working on a computer it’s a good idea to follow the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You can also try rolling your eyes in a circular motion with your eyes open and then closed.
To help lubricate the eye try slowly blinking every 5 seconds, I know it sounds easy but we often forget to blink as often as we should.
And my favourite one is rubbing your palms to create some heat, then gently cover your eye without pressing hard, open your eyes in the darkness and hum on your exhales to relax your eyes and your mind.
Try these exercises a few times throughout your workday.
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.