As noted in the previous excerpt on Wellbeing, our role is not to prescribe or suggest solutions or a one option fit all, we can use some of the ways listed below, as evidenced by research. This hopefully will support a journey towards wellbeing that will impact positively on individuals and in turn, their respective workplaces. Some ways to wellbeing include:
- Be Active: Okay, this is where it gets difficult sometimes. The suggestion is not to spend your wages on expensive Gym memberships that you might never use or take this as another thing on that ever increasing long ‘DO List’ instead, there are small steps to being active that can be looked at without making it a chore. It is understandable that after a long days job, all you might want to do is take some time chill out and grab the personal soothing elixir of choice (red wine, a beer, good old Jack with a pop etc.)
- Physical Activity is known to be linked with lower rates of depression and anxiety across every age group. Exercise is noted for promoting wellbeing and in some situations, essential for slowing age related cognitive decline •
- Exercise does not need to be intense to feel good. Slow paced activities such as walking can aid or benefit an individual in relation to social interactions as well as provide the needed exercise. So, why not try to begin with a step. You can be creative how you begin and at your own pace as well-See a few ideas below:
Take the stairs not the lift Take a lunch walk
We know it is easier to text, email and call but, put those devices down and walk to a colleague’s desk, work station or office
Get involved, do something easy like stretching before you leave for work
If you can, walk to work, find a colleague or walk partner. This can just be the opportunity to ‘connect’
In the next series, we will review more tips or ways to increase wellbeing.
Remember, you always have a choice, but only you can decide to do it the safe way. The safe way is usually not the shortest or quickest way, but it’s your decision.
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