Taking care of our physical, nutritional and emotional needs doesn't just begin and end in January. Well-being and self-care all year round reduce stress and anxiety and boost self-esteem.
If you are an employer with a team you need to be taking care of; you can do whatever you can to ensure that your employees know how to take care of themselves and have all the tools they need. A healthy team is a happy, productive team, and that's what we all need for a great start to 2023!
Of course, health and well-being is ultimately down to your staff to take charge of, but we can all do what we can to encourage it! Here are some of the top tips on how to help ensure that your team feel that they can take charge of their own health and well-being during 2023 and some great tools to help them on the way!
It is vitally important to ensure that you drink enough water every day. However, whether at work or home, it can be hard to remember that you need to drink regularly. When it comes to your employees, a simple way that you can ensure that they drink plenty is to offer them a promotional water bottle that they can keep on their desks. This will give them access to plenty of water daily and be a visual reminder to drink.
Get running with the couch to 5k
Running might only be for some, but it can be a great way to get fit and ensure you are active. For someone who is not used to running and wants to get started, the couch to 5k app is a great option.
To use this, you need to download the app to your phone, and then you can follow it to build up your ability and stamina to run further and for more extended periods. You, as an employer, can encourage your staff to do this by gifting them promotional sports gear to use whilst training!
A win-win to make them feel special and healthy too!
Another important way to look after yourself is to eat well. Of course, it is still great to have treats, but eating healthy foods will improve your physical well-being. You can help your employees eat well by providing them with branded salad boxes, which they can then use to prepare food at home and bring to work.
While you cannot make your employees take care of themselves, you, as an employer, can ensure that you give them the right tools to improve their health and well-being in the short and long term. A great way to improve your mental well-being is to try out journaling.
The idea of journaling is to write down your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Writing this down and making sense of it is a great way to improve your mental well-being. Why not gift branded notebooks or notepads to your staff members and encourage them to use them to journal or write lists if they feel that this is needed.