Do you need to enhance your Workplace Wellbeing?Wellbeing is about exercise, a good diet, adequate sleep and time for relaxation. When you are happier, you are less stressed, calmer and more effective at work and at home.
- Use your coffee/lunch breaks to Refresh
- Ensure you take your breaks and incorporate a stroll in the fresh air, or some quiet time to consciously relax
- List making, breaking down tasks into manageable chunks, tick them off at the end of the day and prioritise the list for the following day
- Driving home, turn the radio off and enjoy the silence and recharge
- Delegate some of the work if you are overloaded
- Talk to someone when you are having problems
- Ask for help/support
- Learn to say No
- Know your limits and work within them as far as possible
- Incorporate time management.
Workplace Wellbeing Habits
Time management is often recommended for managing stress. Many daily pressures can be reduced or eliminated if a person does a better job of managing their time. Make a daily ‘To do’ list and prioritise them, tick them off as you complete the tasks and delegate where possible. Break tasks into manageable chunks and reward when complete.
Strive to avoid overload and conflict. If you do not know what is expected of you, seek clarification from your boss. Another strategy is to learn to say no. A lot of people create problems for themselves by always saying yes. Besides working in their regular jobs, they volunteer on committees, for extra duties and accept extra assignments. Sometimes, we have no choice, in many cases however, saying no is an option.
Develop and maintain support groups, whether a family member or a friend. Support from others can make a great difference in dealing with stress on an ongoing basis. We all need to express how to feel to another, and accessing this kind of support means we can handle ourselves in times of crisis.