Our theme for July, is a discussion around Corporate Wellness Week which is promoted from 1st – 5th July but as it is such an important topic, we will focus on and provide some tips over the month on how to create Mindfulness and how to Manage Stress in the work place.
We spend so much of our life at work and with today’s tough business climate there are more challenges and stresses than ever before.
We’ve all had the experience of feeling scattered, and perhaps a bit overwhelmed at work.
Everyone who has a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming — and harmful to both physical and emotional health. We will discuss some coping mechanisms later in the post.
Maybe you’re inundated with projects or feel a sense of de motivation to complete assignments. Directly linked to motivation in the workplace is what is known as mindfulness. This is our ability to stay focused yet flexible and is a way of reprogramming the mind to think in a healthier, less stressful way. It is not uncommon for mindfulness to take a turn when things feel hectic at work, which may be related to tight deadlines, or other life events.
How can you take action on practicing mindfulness?
How can we create a more positive work environment when we have no authority to make changes? The reality is, The ATTITUDE we bring to work plays a BIG part. Our colleagues and especially our boss, have a huge impact on our work experience, and one of the best ways to improve their attitude is to model the behavior we want to see in them.
If we show Respect, Trust, Patience and Encouragement we are more likely to receive them in return.
What else can we do in order to influence others to make a more positive work environment?
LET US EXPLORE THESE tips for creating a more positive work environment!
Give Positive Reinforcement
- I appreciate the way you…
- I’m impressed with…
- I really enjoy working with you because…
- Your team couldn’t be successful without your…
- I admire the way you take the time to…
- You’re really good at…
Thank Someone for something they did but weren’t expecting to get thanked for – be specific about what it was and why it was helpful or important; be sure to copy their boss.
Smile and say “Hi” to twice as many people as you normally would – but be genuine in your smile.
Coping With Stress at Work
Find a Support System
Find someone to talk to about your feelings and experiences. – Sometimes we just need to “vent” or get something “off our chest.” As difficult as it may be, expressing our feelings can be relieving, we can feel supported by others, and it can help us work out our problems.
Change Your Attitude
Find other ways to think about stressful situations.
“Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.”
Talk to yourself positively. Remember, “I can handle it, ” “this will be over soon,” or “I have handled difficult things before, and I can do it again.” Practice acceptance. We need to learn to accept things we cannot change without trying to exert more control over them.
BALANCED HEALING can assist with providing a list of beneficial foods and supplements that will relieve your stress.