For many of us, it is the most wonderful time of the year. We break up from work, get to spend plenty of time with our loved ones, consume copious amounts of good food and alcohol and give and receive heart-felt gifts. However, for some of us, it can all just get a little too much…
In general, December is a good time for morale; everybody in the office is on a high! Employees are looking forward to their Christmas party; to recognition and rewards from their managers and then breaking up for the festivities. How do we prolong this though? How do companies ensure those feel-good emotions and positivity continue for the other 11 months of the year? Concrete research and evidence shows that workplace wellbeing programmes are not only welcomed, but they are highly sought after and desired. We go one step further at Tonic and say a wellbeing programme should be embedded in to every company that is striving to attract, engage and retain talent!
What is essential to good workplace wellbeing? Sometimes employers can create the opposite of what was intended. For example – a company allowing “unlimited holiday” resulted in less holiday being taken. Good intentions from employers can sometimes have the opposite effect creating a culture of Presenteeism.
What is World Mental Health Day?
World Mental Health Day is held on the 10th of October every year. It is a day for mental health education and awareness and towards removing all social stigma. Each year the day carries a theme, this year it focuses on “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.
We know there are simply masses of articles out there claiming to be revolutionary and helping you to age slower, enhance your brain health, improve your sex life and even live longer – well this is not that; nor are we trying to jump on that band wagon.
This is more going back to basics. Not feeling overwhelmed but instead feeling reassured and confident that small lifestyle changes can make a REAL difference to your health and wellbeing. That’s got to be worth a try….and in this article we’re all about MOVING MORE (so not just exercising regularly but actually being less inactive and sitting less every day). This is what can do lasting damge to your body and you will not be able to train even if you want to!
Tis the season to overindulge! Especially when the sun has been shining; drinks flowing and the BBQ’s lit! So if you’ve spent the last few weekends in the pub – or not doing an awful lot because of the heat – here’s how to get rid of your World Cup Waist before your summer hols!
Before we launch into our great wellbeing tips, we must remember that life is all about balance. It is for living therefore we shouldn’t feel too guilty.
Habits which increase your energy and productivity…
Energy is a valuable resource which needs to be managed. Unlike time, you can actually work to increase your energy levels. When you do increase your energy levels, you will see dramatic improvements in many areas of your life including your productivity, your health and your overall zest for life.
The need to manage your energy levels is becoming more apparent.
All of the happiness you will ever find actually lies within you. Happiness is a choice, so for every minute you are angry, annoyed or irritated, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. And life isn’t about pleasing everybody, it’s impossible. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Be yourself; be happy!