Massage for thousands of years now benefits both our body and spirit. It is integrally connected to our wellbeing.
For your Team
Corporate massage can increase your team’s performance as well as nurture a feeling of belonging.
640 Employees / 11 Points 4 Days / Athens-Larisa-Thessaloniki
‘’They offered 12’ of rejuvenating dry massage sessions without oil, in each one of us, in the meeting rooms we provided them. In combination with the energy drinks and special food mixtures they offered us at the end, they left each receiver perfectly happy, rejuvenated and in a really good mood’’
‘’The implementation methodology had an amazing flow, it anticipated for every possible detail and it was also flexible enough to adjust to our own particularities and rules. They were consistent, organized and handled professionally the project that we assigned them. Hygiene levels were high and the overall organization required little of our own time.’
OTE – Cosmote Group
1200 Workers / 6 Points / 4 Days / Athens
‘’They responded to our every request with great willingness and flexibility in the intensive program, they showed absolute adaptability to different audiences and cultures, and thanks to their communication skills they won all the employees.’’
‘’In the few minutes of break time for the workers in the Call Centers, Mark and John worked intensively and with great quality thereby giving really valuable moments of wellness to our employees, which was recorded on the assessment form completed afterwards.’’
‘’We believe that the opportunity will be given for a new cooperation – particularly in the context of Internal Communication programs – for the OTE Group employees, as a request has already been made for the resumption of a Wellness program with our partners Mark and John.’’
We have a series of delicious and beneficial suggestions that will accompany and supplement your people’s experience. Our focus is exclusively on super-foods and antioxidant mixes that boost your mood and increase your energy levels.
Our goal is to educate you about methods that promote physical and mental wellness as well as new ways of diet. If we influence your nutritional habits positively, we will also help you change your daily routine. Changing your daily routine helps improve your body’s energy reserves, boost your mental power and consequently increase your productivity.
10 Books to Read in 2020 to Help You With Your Work-Life Balance
Balancing your busy home life with your fast-paced career can be a challenge. But, if you want to avoid burnout and set yourself up for long-term happiness, learning how to achieve a livable and fulfilling work-life balance is essential. Source When you’re looking for advice on how to manage your obligations both in the office and at home with your partner or family, turning to an expert can help. Reading a book about work-life balance will help you see your situation more clearly and offer you tools and tactics for how to design a more seamless—and less stressful—work-life balance. Whether achieving this level of zen is one of your 2020 resolutions or you’re simply ready to kiss your spread-to-thin feelings goodbye, this list of the 10 best books about work-life balance for 2020 can help. With tried-and-true favorites to new work-life balance books that are coming out in 2020, these are the most helpful titles about balancing your career with your home life that you can buy on Amazon. Best Work-Life Balance Books 1. Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo In April 2020, everyone’s favorite organizational guru, Marie Kondo, will be publishing her newest title, Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life. In this book, you’ll learn tips on how to declutter your workspace so you can work more productively, which can help improve your work-life balance dramatically. 2. Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work by Jennifer Petriglieri In Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work, Jennifer Petriglieri, a professor of organizational behavior, teaches working couples how to navigate their dual-career relationships, while strengthening their bond as partners. 3. Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance by Gail Golden This highly-anticipated read by Gail Golden will be realized in April 2020, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon. Among its helpful hints for consciously creating a work-life balance that suits your needs, it encourages readers how to break down their life activities into three main categories—and why they should: 1) the things you are not going to do, at least not right now; 2) the things you will be mediocre at; and 3) the things you will be great at. 4. Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky If you’re tired of fighting with your partner about how best to divvy up your chores list when you both have demanding work schedules, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky is the answer to your prayers. 5. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA help women learn to beat burnout by teaching them strategies that counteract the overwhelm and exhaustion caused by societal pressures and work-life obstacles. Related: Kate Hudson Admits There’s Not a Perfect Balance Between Work and Parenting—But Here’s How to Get as Close to It as Possible 6. Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky Google employees turned New York Times bestselling authors teach you how to make more time in every day in their book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. Their four-step strategy is perfectly designed to yield results! 7. When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple, and Good by Emily Ley Emily Ley, the founder of the popular life planner and notebook brand, Simplified, knows a thing or two about organizing your life and schedule. In her latest book, When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple, and Good, she offers tips for working more productively so you can slow down and avoid burnout. Related: Emily Ley Shares Her Best Tips for Decluttering Your Digital Life 8. The Balance Point: Master the Work-Life Balance, Love What You do, and Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur by Jordan Ring Find the perfect balance between work vs. play in The Balance Point: Master the Work-Life Balance, Love What You do, and Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur by Jordan Ring. Handy tools, like the 80/20 rule, and smart advice will help you maximize your contentment and achieve a better work-life balance in no time. 9. Balance is B.S.: How to Have a Work. Life. Blend by Tamara Loehr Tamara Loehr’s book, Balance is B.S.: How to Have a Work. Life. Blend., she smartly points out that rather than a “balance” as it’s often described, a “blend” is more appropriate—and fulfilling. This read teaches women how to let go of the work-life balance myth and associated guilt it causes and instead focusing on your own values first. Related: 50 Work-Life Balance Jobs for Anyone Who Wants to Leave Work at Work 10. Great at Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers by Morten Hansen The results of a five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees are the foundation of Morten Hansen’s book, Great at Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers, in which he highlights seven smart work strategies—paired with inspiring first-person stories—to help you learn from the best. Plus, there are questions at the end of each chapter that allow you to assess your own work practices and identify room for improvement.
7 Meaningful Steps to Reduce Stress & Tension in Your Office
Most of us have worked with various different companies in our life span. Regardless of the deadlines and targets that need to be met, there are work environments that simply thrive on stress and others that keep it to a manageable minimum. Why is that? It often relates to the culture and actions that companies take to achieve just that. Increase results but make a strong effort by taking specific actions to reduce tension. Here are some steps towards that much desired balance: Source 1. Identify the problem areas The first step to helping your stressed out employees is to find out what they’re stressed about. Stress comes in many forms and is sparked by many reasons. And while some ways of addressing stress may work across the board, there are times when you’ll need to tackle stress in more specific ways. Are you employees overworked? Are deadlines and responsibilities asking too much of them? Is there a bad seed among your team that is making the workday unpleasant? Are work expectations too high and consequences too severe? What’s the overall atmosphere of the workplace? Do you personally feel burned out often? For the most part, these are questions that need to be answered by your workers. Managers may not see the issues employees face, or they may be in denial. A regular anonymous survey of your employees will give you all the insight you need. And looking at survey responses over time will tell you which areas are improving and which are not. 2. Have fun For too long, we’ve associated work with drudgery. But work doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, or even boring. Companies in every sector should be able to let loose once in a while. Though we can’t all have as much fun as they seem to over at Google headquarters, we can do something to bring some fun into the workplace. The possibilities are endless: parties and celebrations for any reason, awards ceremonies, happy hour Fridays, weird hat day, formal wear dinners, summer picnics, holiday parties….. You get the idea. To maximize the stress-relieving effects of company parties, be sure to include your employees’ families (see point #5) 3. Massage at work None of our clients would invest on WorkWell for as long as they have if workplace massage wasn’t effective. Massage programs can serve to address many of the effects of workplace stress. Those effects include tight muscles, physical tension, aching necks and backs, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and shallow breathing. A weekly 15-minute massage can address all of those issues. But most people know that already. The real questions companies have about massage programs are about the cost of a program, how to set it up, and tips to organize a program for their company. If you have questions like these, we are happy to give you some guidance. We have and we are as we ‘speak’, accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience from the best corporate source: People like you! 4. Plants, light, decor People underestimate the impact our physical environment can have on their morale, stress levels, and productivity. When stress is high at work, try giving some attention to the light, décor, and general ambiance of the workplace. Bring in some potted plants to help clean the air, allow personal decorations to liven up the cubical farm, and bring in table lamps instead of florescent lighting. Also rethink your dress code. Depending on the business culture of your field, you may be able to be more lenient with your office dress code. Of course, some positions will need to stick with the tried and true professional wear, especially anyone meeting with clients, vendors, or customers on a regular basis. But for everyone else, consider if there is an opportunity to ease up on dress code restrictions. 5. Work/life balance Lowering stress at the office might mean creating some flexibility with work schedules. There’s a reason more companies are adopting “unlimited vacation” policies and work-from-home days. The more control employees have over their own work schedule, the more they’ll enjoy their work. Offering flex time and reducing the mandatory time you need bodies at desks can create a big impact on the company culture. As long as tasks are being completed and everyone is accessible when needed (virtually or not), work should still flow smoothly. 6. Impromptu Breaks Encouraging more mid-day breaks will allow employees to focus better on their tasks, and will reduce burnout. A study by DeskTime, a workplace productivity program, has shown that an optimal work-to-break ratio is the 52:17. That’s 52 minutes of dedicated focused work, followed by a 17-minute work-free break. That means no email, no creating to-do lists, nothing. This time ratio has been found to be one of the most effective for getting focused work completed. If this kind of schedule won’t work for your company, consider other times of impromptu breaks, such as a 5-minute meditation period every couple of hours. Bring in a mindfulness coach to instruct workers on stress-relieving breathing techniques or easy meditation tips. The key is to eliminate multitasking. 7. Get people moving Finally, keep workplace stress at bay by keeping your employees’ bodies strong, limber, and healthy. Physical stress creates mental stress, and vice versa. You can often address one by addressing the other. Start holding informal walks at lunchtime, hold yoga classes in the evenings after work or early in the morning, and bring in personal trainers to teach simple stretches to your employees. Offer incentives to employees who walk or bike to work and cover race fees for employees and a guest who enter a local 5k, 10k, or marathon. We do that with our Corporate Wellness services and programs at businesses across the country. Want to give it a try? Simply contact us for a two hour demo with WorkWell either for On – site massage, Office Yoga and Office Pilates
The 7 ‘Senses’ of Self-Development
Committing to your development is step-one to living your personal legend. The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfilment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically successful and happy immerse themselves in self-development and a deep interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly curious and passionate about their self-education and improvement. They hold the belief that they can only learn if they are willing to risk themselves personally and professionally. Source: Entrepreneur.com Through life’s experiences, good and bad, you become able and ready to be proactive in all your efforts, challenges and successes. You choose to no longer wait for success or happiness, you go out and make it happen. Making a commitment to your own development is the first step on the path to be living your personal legend. 1. Sense of self. Self-improvement begins with a keen awareness of who you are, your values, beliefs and the larger purpose you wish to pursue. True satisfaction can only manifest from chasing your own dreams. Life, people and business can be hard and insensitive, so remind yourself that you are more than the sum total of other people’s opinions and continue pursuing what is meaningful to you. The experiences you have in life can only have true meaning when you seek to understand them. To become a pristine student of life is to always remain teachable-ready. Examine how each experience life brings can be used for greater self-knowledge and better decisions going forward. As you gain a more solid sense of who you are, you become ready to start planning, designing and pursuing your own identified goals and objectives. Related: 12 Ways to Stop Undermining Your Self Esteem 2. Sense of curiosity. To live successfully, be endlessly curious about all the possibilities your future holds. It is important to have an unquenchable thirst for your advancement and for adventure. Curiosity inspires you to push through the unusually painful trials and errors in your life and business, leading. This type of resiliency is an acquired self-discipline which teaches you to cast your fears aside bringing you to the fullest experience of the adventures success can bring. Curiosity creates a longing to know more and do more. It inspires that energy which makes it possible to see all situations as opportunities for your advancement. When you approach life and business with a sense of adventure, there is no situation, however limiting, physically or economically, which cannot be filled to the brim with the interest and curiosity of how it will all work out. Without a sense of curiosity it is impossible to grow. 3. Sense of direction. The more you develop yourself the more pristine you become in achieving what you want. This clarity makes decision-making easier because having a direction improves your ability to prioritize. You know which objectives are important in the short term and which are necessary for your long term. With a sense of direction you become focused and effective. There is nothing more organizing to an effort than being focused. Direction provides commitment. It is difficult to commit to something that has no foreseeable future or path. If you are filled with doubt and a lack of clarity there is no way to launch your ideas. Self-development gives you direction, and thereby, the commitment to achieve your ends. 4. Sense of follow through. Knowing what you want to achieve makes it easier for you to see the benefits of taking action. Even when the tasks at hand are not enjoyable, seeing the benefit of following through on them, will make it easier to motivate yourself into taking the necessary actions to achieve your set goals. There is much truth in the saying, when there is a will there is a way. When you are committed to personal development, you always find a way to develop the necessary will. Your idea of success and the vision of what that will look like is where you grab your incentive to always follow through. 5. Sense of urgency. A sense of urgency drives inspiration. Urgency creates the mindset to work as if your life depends upon it, especially if you have fewer resources than others. When you are the underdog you will dig deep inside yourself for the advances you need in order to thrive. Urgency causes you activate quickly when making decisions. You get out of your routine and do something different. It motivates you to get results quickly and efficiently, but it does not eliminate assessment. If you want to produce results faster you must assess what is and what is not working, then eliminate the efforts which have been identified as wasteful. Keep in mind it is easier to steer a moving object, so if you realize you have made a poor decision, a sense of urgency allows you to adjust. If you wait too long you miss opportunities and chances. 6. Sense of resiliency. There will be tough times in life and business. When tough times occur, you need the skills and attributes to deal effectively with them. Personal development cannot prevent all bad things from occurring but it helps you deal with obstacles as they surface. Resiliency teaches you never to view any challenge as the end of the world. Resilience allows you the patience, awareness and fortitude to continue moving forward, even if that means completely changing course. Self-development deepens your maturity to trust that everything happens for reasons which can only be in line with your best interest. With this type of mindset, there is no obstacle that will hold you back. You will have greater confidence, pliability, and the personal and interpersonal skills to cope with any obstacle you face in climb up the ladder of success. 7. Sense of connectedness. Relationships can be double-edged swords. They either lift you up or drag you down. They either bring you closer to your goals or push you further away. When you improve your personal development, you are better able to see which relationships and partnerships are worth investing in and which you need to cut loose. This type of self-awareness gives you the skills to make the best of the relationships which have a positive impact on your life, your business and your overall success. If you aren’t learning then you aren’t living. Make the commitment to invest in your greatest resource – You. Many people are put off by personal development because it is viewed as a weakness or something which shows you do not already possess the skills necessary for success. If you assume you already have it all, you will not be happy or successful. The greatest achievers in life and business know the key to success is their ability to manage themselves in a variety of situations. That ability comes through personal development.