Ways To Protect Your Physical And Mental Wellness At Work
Did you know that most people spend almost 25% of their adult lives at work?Well, if you want to live a good life, you need to have a good work-life balance. Protecting and enhancing your physical and mental well-being while working helps establish a healthy work-life balance. If you maintain this balance, you’ll be productive at work without sacrificing other things in your life. However, your wellness at work is challenging. Stress, anxiety and deadlines can all combine to make ‘wellness at work’ seem like a challenging. It may seem impossible to strike that balance of wellness and work yet there are several things you can do to promote a healthy mind/body lifestyle while at work;
Ways to protect your physical wellness:
- Stretch up a little in the morning
Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take an extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day at work. It’s a good exercise routine in early morning to exercise your muscles and prevent any body pain for the better start of work today.
- Eat Right
What we eat can affect how we feel both immediately and in the longer term. A diet that is good for your physical health is also good for your mental health. Eating properly is at the core of almost any physical fitness plan. Just as a house must be built upon a strong and solid foundation, your physical health is built upon proper nutrition. Pack a healthy lunch and snacks.It can be hard to keep up a healthy pattern of eating at work. Regular meals, plus plenty of water, are ideal. Try and plan for mealtimes at work bringing food from home or choosing healthy options when buying lunch.
- Sleep better
Sleep is much more than simple rest. The brain and body don’t shut down during sleep; rather, they perform important tasks that promote both mental and physical health, such as producing hormones that help repair cells and fight off illness. Proper sleep contributes significantly to feeling better and functioning better when awake. The much better sleep you had in the night reflects your physical work during the day. You are more energized and can do a lot of things in your work.
Ways to protect your mental wellness:
- Take a day off
We all need to take a break sometimes. Oddly, though, many people leave their vacation time unused. Whether you take a vacation, a staycation, or a playcation, it’s important to take a break from the job, the routine, and the demands of life in order to keep stress levels in check.
- Meditate in the morning
When we start our day with a morning meditation, we are giving ourselves the best opportunity to be fully aware, fully awake, and fully alive before “doing” anything. By creating a regular morning practice, we are cultivating peace of mind and happier relationships where we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others. Due to the current fast pace of many people’s lives, our days may include quite a bit of stress and pressure. People assume this kind of stress is simply an unavoidable part of life, but meditation can help enable us to manage our home lives and our work lives more skillfully.
- Take a break from social media on the weekend
Take a look at your friends posting their beautiful pictures instagram and facebook and you keep scrolling it until the day ends. Being always active in social media can affect largely in your mental health. The huge effect of social media in our life mostly cause of insecurities and denial. So better we take a break on social media and better to look outside of it.
- Find time for yourself
Schedule a treat for yourself once a month. It could be on your lunch break, a weekend, or it could be leaving work early. Maybe you get a spa treatment, go see a movie, a haircut, play golf, or whatever treat you’re always thinking about but rarely get to. Schedule it in and it will happen.
- Make an effort to look good so you feel good
When we look good, we feel great; and when we feel good, we look great; and that holistic sense of wellbeing overflows into all aspects of our lives, bringing about more happiness, as well as kindness to ourselves and others. A small ripple of change in the world for each and everyone of us to contribute to, so that we can love the life that we live, and become happier, and therefore healthier versions of ourselves.