Wellbeing has been the “buzz” word for the last 18 months and I find that as I discuss company needs and wishes, it means different things to different people.
In this blog I will attempt to create some clarity………
Wellbeing is at the opposite end of a continuum with stress at the other end:
When you are experiencing wellbeing – you are well resourced to resist pressures that can result in stress.
Wellbeing depends on such factors as :
- Good quality sleep and rest
- Adequate support from friends & family
- Nutritious food
- Appropriate exercise
- Flexible, positive thinking
- Good communication skills
- Self-esteem and confidence
There is more to wellbeing than what you eat and how you exercise it off! However at this post seasonal time that could be quite important!
Self-awareness is vital to personal wellbeing and living and working with others, in harmony, enhances wellbeing.
A positive, flexible approach to life and work will repay the effort many times over, as plans and projects are achieved and challenges are managed. This will enhance both self-esteem and self- confidence, leading to a good physical, mental and social state.
This is work we have to do and assess the outcomes ourselves. We can ask others to help us by providing feedback and support but it is the ultimate act of self-responsibility.
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- Cortisol – the stress hormone - 24 June 2015
- What is your definition of mental health? - 11 May 2015
- Mental ill health in the workplace - 13 April 2015
- Germanwings air disaster not just about one employee’s mental health - 31 March 2015