The term ‘wellness’ is used now more often than ever, especially as the world learns to live with the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), on top of other viruses that are constantly affecting our daily lives. But what exactly is wellness? Wellness is the practice of healthy physical and mental habits enabling you to thrive, not just survive.
As humans, it is important to acknowledge that we all need to take time to connect with ourselves, clear our minds and feel physically well. We should aim to achieve wellness both in our personal lives and at our workplaces.
It has never been more important for businesses to implement a wellness strategy. The Workplace Wellness Expo, held annually in Sydney, is a great place to start learning valuable tips and tricks on achieving workplace wellness.
Here are a few tips that you can quickly implement to achieve wellness in your working area.
1. Drinking More Water
A relatively easy one you can implement immediately is to increase your water intake. While the goal is simple, the route you take to get there will depend on personal preferences. Drinking more water can be accomplished using several methods. Purchasing a larger or reusable water bottle can encourage regular water consumption. Alternatively, tracking apps or water bottles with measurements can effectively calculate daily water intake allowing you to clearly see how many litres you were able to consume.
2. Become a Plant Owner
Becoming a plant owner may be especially helpful to those living in locations that experience major weather fluctuations. Extreme weather conditions may mean outdoor plants are unable to thrive therefore causing them to die. Indoor plants, however, experience more controlled conditions allowing them to flourish so you can enjoy the fresh, clean air these plants provide all year round.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and make you feel great at the same time. Organisations are always looking for additional volunteers. A helpful tip is to research possible organisations you can volunteer at and ensure you choose one that is the best fit for you.
4. Gratitude Journal
Practising gratitude can be extremely beneficial and powerful, as it can be easy to get lost in the day-to-day hustle of your nine-to-five. There are many ways to practice gratitude but using a journal is a very useful method. The purpose here is to write down the positive things that occur and what you are grateful for in your life, therefore being able to shift your focus to a more positive and optimistic approach. Just remember, gratitude journals are what you make of them.
5. Give Yourself More Compliments and Praise
You may be used to giving others compliments and praise, but what about yourself? Acknowledging when you are doing well or congratulating yourself on your achievements will help to motivate you and boost your mood.
6. Organising Your Workspace
Having an unorganised or cluttered work area can get extremely overwhelming. It is recommended to schedule in time to organise your space. The start of the month can be the perfect place to start, and depending on your level of organisation and the size of your space, you can tailor the frequency to suit your needs.
7. Take More Lunchtime Outdoor Walks
Taking walks, in general, can help to improve your overall wellness, but walking outside comes with even more advantages. Being able to walk outside may be dependent on the weather in your location. If you do have the opportunity to walk outdoors, you’ll be able to get in some sunlight, scenery, and outdoor air.
8. Cleaner Indoor Air
Air Purifiers are the key to cleaner air within your indoor space, and TruSens offers solutions to meet this need. The options include TruSens Air Purifiers and Air Purifier Specialty Filters for every product size. The Specialty Filters can also be personalised to suit your needs, such as Allergy & Flu, Pet, and Odour.
In conclusion, it’s the little steps you take today which set the path towards thriving tomorrow. Remember, the path to wellness is a marathon, not a sprint but one worth sticking to.