Health and wellbeing is always important in everyday life, but when at work it can be seen as even more important in these trying times. With people working from home or those in essential jobs working throughout lockdown, you have to make sure to remember to keep an eye on your own health and wellbeing.
Here are some simple tips for keeping on top of your well-being at work:
- Practice self-care
Make sure you practice self-care and keep on top of it, things like eating well, getting a good night’s sleep, maintaining your social life, staying hydrated etc. You will find this helps you a lot in the long run.
- Take a break
Work can sometimes feel overwhelming, so if you need to take a small break – have a cup of tea, talk to a co-worker, get away from the screen. Even these small things can help you feel better and reduce the likelihood of a burnout.
- Maintain a good work/life balance
Sometimes work can be overwhelming, make sure that it’s not all work all the time – sometimes you need a break to just socialise and talk to people outside of work such as joining a club, joining a yoga class, going on holiday etc.
Communication of your needs, both mental and physical, in any setting can be important to helping with your wellbeing. Conversation on this can also encourage an air of openness and encouragement in the workplace, which is much better for your wellbeing.
- Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness is a type of meditation where you are, in that moment, totally aware of your current feelings and senses. Just by focusing on this a few minutes a day can really help ground your emotions and help your wellbeing for the day ahead.
The mental health charity MIND has created a video with some extra relaxation tips to help you look after your general mental wellbeing, which is just as important as your health and wellbeing at work:
This year there is going to be a virtual wellbeing conference from the 15th -19th March 2021 – it is the UK’s largest virtual event dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, safety, behaviour and culture of today’s workforce, and you can sign up or look at what is taking place during this conference here healthwellbeingwork.co.uk.
Or alternatively if you want to look at some other resources on health and wellbeing you can look at the following: