How to Bring Wellness to the Workplace
P O S I T I V I T Y
Be grateful for your job and the opportunities it has and will present. Ways you can be positive are asking engaging questions, bring laughter to the office or compliment your co-workers.
R E L A T I O N S H I P S
Build healthy relationships in the workplace by engaging in meaningful conversations or making time for coffee and lunch dates to get to know your co-workers. Don’t get involved in office gossip, it can be toxic and can lead to unwanted stress in your work and home environment.
D E - S T R E S S
Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to get up or take a short walk on the hour to remove yourself from your work. You can go for a quick walk, make a hot tea or just get outside for a few minutes to take in some fresh air. Employes today love to stay at their desk to eat lunch to try to get more work done. Removing yourself from the workplace and enjoying lunch atmosphere will actually help you de-stress and feel more productive in the afternoon.
N O U R I S H
Hydration is key in the workplace! I always have a glass of water at my desk and refill it as soon as it's empty (is a great excuse to stand up from your desk for a few minutes to move around). I aim to drink 4-6 glasses during the workday.
When it comes to food, having healthy snacks around for times that you can’t make it to lunch or are feeling tired in the afternoon are really handy. Try energy foods like nuts, seeds, low glycemic fruit, and veggies. Also, try packing your lunch at least 3-4 times per week. Having a wholesome lunch of protein, fat, fiber, greens like nourish bowls will give you the energy to get you through the afternoon and won’t take a toll on your bank account either!
Finally, switch to tea in the afternoon. If you are a coffee lover, enjoy your cup in the morning and then switch to tea. Switching to an afternoon tea will help you wind down easily after work and help you get a better night's sleep.