As part of anti-bullying week, we have looked at one factor that all of us can find stressful at times, our jobs. The average person in the UK spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. Claire Farrow, Head of Content at Glamour explains how there is five ways to wellbeing. From these five steps you will create the foundation for wellbeing.
Step 1 Connect.
By this we not only mean social media but with others. Take time to talk and listen to other people. On your next lunch break why don’t you and a colleague grab a bite together, and talk face to face instead over an email.
Step 2 Be Active.
Try to fit in some time to exercise. There is an exercise that suits everyone. This could be a yoga class, a gym session or even a gentle stroll outside. You will feel so much better after. Being active can also be trying new things, exploring and going new places.
Step 3 Take Notice.
Take notice of what is going on with you and how you are feeling. A journal is a great way to keep track and to note down anything that is playing on your mind and emotions. Also, to notice others. By helping others it’s a great way to help yourself as you might be going through a similar thing and is someone to Connect with which is step one.
Step 4 Learn.
Learning is a great way to boost self-esteem. It’s a great way to develop yourself as a person and learning new skills can give you that motivation in the morning.
Step 5 Give.
Sharing is caring. Giving your time to other or helping them is create to find peace within yourself. Also Giving could be interpreted as giving something a shot with all you have and to always to try your best.
Once you understand the basics to wellbeing you can apply it you your work environment. To make it a more positive experience we have advice how to help make your job less stressful, and if you are struggling in the work place.
How to boost your wellness at work
A good place to start is taking a break every 45 minutes of concentrated work. This could be closing your eyes for a minute, listening to a mindful app for a couple of minutes, or even a quick walk. Even a couple of simple stretches is great as it provides us with a re-boot and coming back to the task at hand with fresh eyes, mind and energy. Also try a calming or reenergising facial mist every time you need to take a breather and re focus. Here at Benito HQ we all have The Body Shop face mists. The Coco Calming and Mandarin Energising are our favourites.
What to do if you are struggling in the work place?
Never suffer in silence. The most beneficial and important thing to do is to talk to someone. Don’t be afraid to open up. Check with your employer may have services in place to support employees who are experiencing mental ill-health. At the movement it’s Movember . This is changing the face of mens Mental Health and encouraging men to speak out if they need help. Why not help this month to raise awareness for this great cause. Always remember you are never alone and there is charities and support available all day and everyday. Visit https://www.samaritans.org/ for more information and how to access support. Another great site that offers support and advise is https://www.mind.org.uk/.
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