Workplace Wellness Whisperer – (September 3)
Hello Workplace Wellness Seeker,
Happy Saturday! We spend about one-third of our lives in bed. Are you making your bedroom a perfect place to start measuring and reducing your toxic exposure?
Listen to my featured business podcast with Sunshine Mattress Company. Check out the details on my Instagram or Facebook.
People that practice gratitude consistently report a host of psychological benefits
including: higher levels of positive emotions, more alert, alive, and awake, more joy
and pleasure, more optimism and happiness.
I appreciate the following things about my job/work _ because _.
How to Establish and Design a Wellness Program?
Designing and managing an employee wellness program is an important step in improving the health and productivity of employees and potentially improving the overall cost of employer-provided health care. Because of the ever-increasing costs of health insurance and the importance of employee health, employers should consider implementing a well-thought-out wellness program that benefits both the employee’s health and the employer’s bottom line.
My Workplace Wellness Calendar can guide you with some ideas for implementing your wellness strategy.
A results-driven corporate wellness program is, by nature, complicated and demands thorough planning and design by a wellness manager or anyone with the proper skills or corporate wellness certifications. There is ongoing pressure on wellness programs to increase their effectiveness in reducing health costs and, at the same time, enhance employee productivity. In designing a wellness program, it is necessary to ensure that all pieces fall together to clarify why the designated initiative is beneficial to your team. There are many good ways to plan a wellness program, and the best planning approach is the one that makes the most sense for your organization.
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.Myth: Fasting is like reducing your calories!
Fasting is like reducing your calories? Wrong! You may have heard about calorie restriction and fasting diets and wondered why they’re getting so much attention in the news. Aren’t they just another way of dieting to lose weight? No, they’re not.
Calorie restriction means reducing average daily caloric intake below what is typical or habitual, without malnutrition or deprivation of essential nutrients. But let me be clear here, Calorie reduction does not give you the same benefits as fasting, especially the hormonal changes. During fasting, unlike caloric reduction, your metabolism stabilizes or even goes up to maintain normal energy levels. Hormones like adrenaline and growth hormone increase to maintain energy and muscle mass. Blood sugar and insulin levels go down as the body changes from burning sugar to burning FAT! You may be tempted to try one of these eating patterns. It’s important to make sure that whatever you try provides you with a safe level of nutrition. If you’re ready to begin your fasting journey, contact me and I can guide you on the benefits and risks before making any significant changes to your eating patterns. Contact me for more strategies on how to begin a fasting lifestyle.
Listen to the Self-Care Goddess Podcast Episode #19 titled “The Role of Herbs in Holistic Healing – Part 1” with Chris Lamont on your favourite podcast delivery platform or directly on my website.
Tip #2. Mental Health Nutrition: What foods to eat for mental health?
What foods should you be eating for boosting your mental health?
Download my Mental Health Shopping List of the top foods with the critical nutrients you need for improving your Mental Health. Take charge of your mental health and feel empowered to go to the grocery store and know which foods to buy to boost memory, clarity, concentration, balance your mood, and help you deal with stress, anxiety and depression. Surprise surprise the list is mostly plant based, and shifting to a plant-based diet is a big lifestyle change, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Even modest increases in your office snacks and meals to include fruits, whole grains, and vegetables while reducing processed food can reduce absenteeism, improve the bottom line, and increase employee productivity and retention. Make sure you download the shopping list and save it on your phone so it’s handy for when you go out grocery shopping or ordering food at a restaurant.
Check out my amazing delicious ‘Garlic & Herbs Baked Salmon’ recipe
Tip #3. Go Herbal to Combat Stress
Chronic stress can cause brain inflammation as well as constriction of blood vessels and lead to poor circulation of the blood to the brain, causing you to experience symptoms of brain fog & fatigue. Understanding the root cause and addressing it will be the first step, however, these herbs can work on the stress pathways in the brain as a powerful support when chronic stress is a problem.
– Panax Ginseng (Korean) Extract – very hot and very stimulating
– Ashwagandha – for “tired but wired” symptoms
– Holy Basil Extract – nervine relaxant
– Rhodiola Rosea – strengthens the nervous system
– Siberian Ginseng Extract – not stimulating helps with physical stress
– Licorice Root – reduces the workload of the adrenal glands
– Oats – nervine relaxant & lowers inflammation
– St. John’s Wart – nervous system tonic
I always recommend working with a professional certified practitioner to help you modify the stress-inducing lifestyle habits to benefit from the amazing results of using these herbs synergistically.
🌸 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for guided meditations to help you destress.
Tip #4. DONE Is Better Than Perfect!
Are you a perfectionist at work? Is it stressing you out? I’m a recovering perfectionist.
At the workplace this could be an unnecessary source of your stress. Perfectionism is a personality trait characterized by the need to strive for flawlessness, often accompanied by critical self-evaluations. Setting such high performance standards for ourselves can be damaging to our health. Often perfectionists will procrastinate because they are looking for the perfect timing to take action, I’m so guilty of this!
One way I’ve learned to overcome my perfectionist nature is by being content with the outcome even if it’s not my level of perfect.
My new motto is “”DONE is better than PERFECT!”” Of course without compromising quality, and the beauty of this motto is that you can always go back and make the necessary tweaks, but the key is to get it done and stop procrastinating.
3 ways to get your work done on time include
#1. Create a daily planner
#2. Keep a time limit for each task
#3. Start your work early.
Of course you can refer to my other workplace wellness tips like creating a clean workplace & taking care of yourself with a healthy diet and exercise that will help you achieve your workplace goals.
Download my FREE Morning Routine and learn how to: 1. Increase Energy 2. Improve Sleep & 3. Decrease Mood Swings.
Tip #5. Do you have plants in your home office?
We’ve talked before about the health benefits of houseplants in your home. And the same is true of your office!
Whether you’re able to create a full-blown garden at your desk, or you just have one plant in a corner, there are a couple key reasons to add plants to your office space: – Sadly, indoor air is typically much more polluted than the air right outside your office building. But certain plants—like easy-to-care-for peace lilies, rubber plants and spider plants—are great natural air purifiers. Adding them to your workspace can help to remove toxins from the air you’re breathing in. Exposure to greenery from plants is shown to reduce fatigue, boost creativity and productivity, and may even make you happier! Woohoo!
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.