Many of us sit behind our desks and stare at computer screens for far too much of the day. Although concentrated work can be beneficial to our jobs, it can be taxing on our bodies. The following yoga exercises will help you relieve any tension you might feel after too many hours of poring over spreadsheets. The poses also provide long-term benefits with regular practice. Each pose takes fewer than two minutes to complete, and you can do the whole series in just 10 minutes—but I promise you’ll feel the effects long after. Source: Harvard Business Review Breathe deeply throughout the poses because sending oxygen to your muscles allows […]
Stress and anxiety — to some degree — are natural parts of everyday life. Think about it: You get that feeling when a driver cuts you off on your way to work, or when you have a looming deadline, or when you spill coffee on your shirt. Source These stressful moments can range from uncomfortable and annoying (even motivational) to completely debilitating. What’s worse, these negative feelings can build on themselves really quickly until they feel out of control. That’s why it’s crucial to monitor our emotional health whether or not we have a diagnosed disorder. According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, unmanaged stress symptoms “can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior,” […]
Coming back to work is so difficult, in fact, that it can cause something called post vacation blues. It’s not really a term recognized in the medical world, but anyone who’s experienced it knows how real the feeling is. Source Personally, I also struggle with the nostalgia part of post-vacation life. I never want the fun to end, so coming to terms with that difficult reality can cause me to daydream about better days. I often sit at my desk, sadly pining away. Of course many people return from vacation feeling refreshed, and able to bounce back to work with renewed zest and zeal. For the rest of us, the process […]
Sending postcards is a humane and tangible way of expressing ourselves. Plus, it makes a great difference when one gets back to find your postcard, instead just a pile of bills!
There is a lot to consider when answering this question. And though there may be a lot of reasons to move forward with a program like this, there are also some real things to evaluate to make sure that it’s a good fit for your corporate culture, your budget, and business. Source 4 Reasons a Workplace Massage Program Would Not Be a Good Fit 1. Make sure you have room to grow the massage program. Along the lines of the point listed above, if you have a set budget and the program grows in popularity (which it always does) or your company is in growth mode, you might find that […]
For most us, our lives are made up mostly of work. Companies are learning that acknowledging – rather than denying – this fact is not just the right thing to do, but also a sound business decision. In a recent interview, ‘Life is Good’ founder Bert Jacobs emphasized that focusing on things like employee wellbeing has an often under-acknowledged business benefit for organizations. Source The National Wellness Institute defines ‘wellness’ as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward a more healthy and successful life. According to Jacobs, focusing on employee wellbeing and purpose is “a smart strategy for building a strong business….The organization only […]
Μελέτη του Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health στη Βρετανία έδειξε ότι πολλοί είναι οι εργοδότες που πιστεύουν ότι οι εργαζόμενοί τους δεν θα αντιμετωπίσουν ποτέ πρόβλημα με την ψυχική τους υγεία. Όμως, 10 εκατ. εργάσιμες ημέρες το χρόνο χάνονται εξαιτίας προβλημάτων ψυχικής υγείας, τα οποία οι εργαζόμενοι συνδέουν άμεσα με τη δουλειά τους και τις συνθήκες εργασίας τους. Λίγα νούμερα 1 στους 5 εργαζομένους αισθάνεται κόπωση 1 στους 8 εργαζομένους υποφέρει από πονοκεφάλους 25% των εργαζομένων βιώνουν στρες στην εργασία Με τη βοήθεια του ειδικού Προσπαθήστε να εντοπίσετε τις στρεσογόνες καταστάσεις-ερεθίσματα (συχνά δεν συνειδητοποιείτε τι είναι αυτό που σας στρεσάρει) Πρώτα καταγράψτε και έπειτα αμφισβητήστε τις αρνητικές αυτόματες […]