How To Look After Your Workplace Wellbeing
Wellbeing and wellness are two buzzwords firmly set in our vocabulary and they’ve been making quiet waves in our workplace too. At TEMPLESPA we love to take care of your wellbeing, we believe your skin, body and soul health are so intertwined and our workplace wellbeing factors in here too. We spend most of our days at work, sometimes even beyond the 9-5, so we’ve collated a few wellness action plans to improve your workplace wellbeing.
How do you define wellbeing in the workplace?
We define it as the state of employees’ mental wellbeing and physical health which are directly affected by the workplace. In more detailed terms we look to factors like relationships with co-workers, the pressures of your role, the tools and resources you have access to and overall work/life balance.
Our wellness action plans:
Meditation. We’re not talking full blown yoga retreat hour long meditation, but a 5-minute slice in your day to take a moment to reflect. Find a quiet space if you’re in the office or somewhere comfortable at home, away from your desk and any distractions. Pay close attention to the present moment, any thoughts, emotions and sensations and let your mind roam, it’s inevitable that this will happen. Return your awareness to your breath, being present for each inhalation and exhalation and continue. Whether you’ve carved out 5 minutes of your time or feel like you need a little longer, allow yourself this time for mindfulness meditation.
Eye Yoga. The workplace can often be a source of stress and strain for our eyes, constantly attached to a bright screen, reading text or generally working in overdrive. We love to practice eye yoga, controlling our eyes in a series of movements that helps to stretch and refresh the eyes so they can focus again. Read our full eye yoga guide for all the steps.
Scent your space. Our sense of smell has more influence on your mental and workplace wellbeing than you think! We’re proud to have crafted beautiful relaxing aromatherapy blends in our 22-year history, helping to cultivate a peaceful mind to settle your workplace wellbeing. A few spritzes of QUIETUDE with Mediterranean essential oils of cedarwood, lavender, vetiver and more to bring that spa-like relaxed feeling wherever you are
Cool down with AAAHHH! Our fabulous Instant Cooling Balm is a great essential for your workplace wellbeing plan. You can use it for aching limbs and soothing calves, but we love to use it on the back of our necks when we’re feeling the strain. Massage in a generous amount across the back of your neck then add a damp cool flannel to enhance the soothing results and feel that aahhh….
Write it down. A source of stress at work can be feeling overwhelmed with a lot of tasks on your list to do and you’re not sure where to start. A simple thing to do is to write it all down, no particular order but writing down your worries and concerns can feel like lifting a weight off your shoulders. Form an action plan for each point and start with small steps.
Bookmark this blog for when you need a reminder on how to boost your workplace wellbeing and support your day to day wellbeing at work. Don’t forget to browse the Wellbeing section of our blog for more guides or why not visit our Wellness Corner for free resources, rituals and product recommendations.