Good Morning Everyone. Hope all of you are well. I’ve been busy on my end in terms of school and work. However, I’m back on here to provide you some awesome online posts each week about wellness and nutrition.
I will write a short and somewhat entertaining post about the topic and either a crossword puzzle or word-search.
What does wellness mean to you? Food? Fitness? Yoga? Sleeping? Yes, all of the above are included.
According to Merriam-Webster, wellness is defined as the quality or state of being healthy. This is a basic definition so let’s dig a little deeper on the six dimensions of wellness. Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, developed this model to better explain how to live a healthier lifestyle using the 6 dimensions of wellness: occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional.
For this week, we will be discussing what is occupational wellness and what you can do to achieve balance at work.
Everyone wants to be rewarded for their hard work. Yes you and you in the back seat. I can’t tell you what career to choose because that’s your decision. However, I can advise you to learn and develop transferable and transparent skills. The more you can apply these skills across various industries, the better of a candidate you will become across the board when compared with your competitors. Being happy at work is what we all want and dream about because not always everyday is a rewarding day. However, there are activities you can do to make it better.
- Think positively on what you’ve accomplished. This can range from presenting a challenge and possible solution to your team, finishing a project, completing a revenue-generating transaction for the company, etc. Reaching the finish line will make you happy no matter how big or small the job.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables with less dressing, even if it’s fat free. I’m not a nutritionist, however; I can tell you that eating fresh vegetables without dressing is healthier. You are rewarding your body for the hard work and dedication during your work hours.
- Stretch your body frequently by taking a walk around the office and visit a colleague of yours at the other side of the office. I know that production should be at the top of your list. However, there is no harm in stretching your feet, hands, back, and head for a quick break. You need to stretch or your muscles will tighten and hurt when you stand up to get your afternoon snack 🙂
You can always organize a group stretch like these folks did as shown below:
Rewarding yourself is not only important for you but also people around you. When you are positive, you will encourage others to follow in your footsteps. If you’re the outcast at work, find the one skill or project that makes you happy and go for it. When you develop transferable skills, you are more marketable to managers for your company and recruiters.
Do what makes you happy. Just do it. It will make you a better person and you will follow this cliche: Live life to the fullest. Happy employees, more production, happy management.
Smile as wide as you can and laugh as hard as you can.
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