Wellness routines are much easier to follow...
At home or in your spare time – but what about when you have to go to work?
Investing in a healthy mental state can lead to better engagement, higher productivity, and higher morale and job satisfaction in workplaces that prioritize mental health.
It can seem that our wellbeing takes a back seat when it comes to our professional lives, but there are quick and easy ways you can practice wellness in the workplace.
Way 1: Set Reminders for Short Breaks
By adding reminders to your phone or computer calendar, make sure to take short breaks away from the desk and computer screen.
It can be anything from 5 to 15 minutes of standing up, taking a walk or meditating
Way 2: Practice Breathing Exercises
If you can spare just a few minutes between emails, after a meeting, or before you start your working day to practice deep breathing, you’ll find that stress will be alleviated, your heart rate will slow down, and you’ll feel calmer.
In addition, you don’t need equipment or a new environment for breathing exercises – you can just do them while sitting at your desk.
Way 3: Mindful Movement
Be more mindful of your movement throughout the day, especially if you work in a sedentary role. Whether you get some fresh air on your break or make a few trips to the kitchen, physical activity can improve mood, wellbeing, and decrease stress, depression, and anxiety.
Wellness is not a new year’s resolution that will be forgotten within a week – it takes consistent practice to establish healthy habits for long-term benefits.
Whenever you are in doubt, just remember these ways to incorporate mindfulness in your daily activities.