Do you need a break?
Wellbeing at work (and in your personal life!) is so important. Whether you run a small business or are part of a team, it can often feel as though you are relied upon utterly for the success and profitability of the business. How many times have you tried to work when you weren't feeling well or found yourself regularly working evenings and weekends to try and complete tasks? Although it always seems like a good idea, it's much easier to find yourself making mistakes, or taking far longer to complete simple tasks when you are feeling unwell.
So what can you do to improve your wellbeing at work? Here are a few tips:
- Take regular breaks, even if it's just for a few minutes. Get up and walk around, stretch, and get some fresh air if you can. Use an app like Pomodoro to help remind you to have a short / long break.
- Make time for yourself outside of work. Whether it's taking a yoga class, going for a run, or just reading your favourite book, do something that makes you happy and recharges your batteries.
- Eat healthily and stay hydrated! It's so important to fuel your body with nutritious food and plenty of water throughout the day.
- Create a positive work environment for yourself and others. This might mean decluttering your desk, decorating your workspace with things that make you smile, or simply having a conversation with a colleague about something you're both passionate about.
- Be mindful of your stress levels and take action to reduce them. This could involve meditation, deep breathing exercises, journaling, or anything else that helps you to relax.
Progress - One Day at a Time
By following these tips, you can start on the path to achieving wellbeing at work! Remember, it's important to take things one day at a time and be patient with yourself. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a healthy workplace environment! Creating lasting change takes time and effort, but can help you to stay happy, healthy, and productive at work, and could help you to avoid burnout - utter exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged emotional, physical, and mental stress.
Set Aside Time for you
Take care of yourself and set aside some time this week to take care of yourself - it should be right up there on the business priority list alongside dealing with customer enquiries, sorting out invoices and expenses, and marketing.