Workplace Well-Being

Most professionals today, right from people working for the IT sector to the people who work for the management sector slave day in and day out to complete projects and meet the goals they have set for the day. Surmounting the endless pile of work is bound to take a toll on your well being. Health, it is said, is the greatest treasure one can possess as you can earn a lot of money while you’re well and kicking but once you don’t feel okay, all the money in the world will not mean anything to you.


Workplace wellbeing isn’t all about hitting the gym once in a while, your mental well being is also considered. Many people these days fail to achieve a balance between personal and professional life. Taking work calls at the dinner table, working well into the night, stressing about not meeting deadlines are all signs that you aren’t treating yourself right.

Besides, you can only ever progress in your career if you are healthy and efficient. If you are able to push yourself and overcome obstacles every day, you walk into your workplace.


Some steps to follow



Water is the best drink to have, no kidding here. There is little else that could replace the need for water. It helps in energizing the body and wake your mind up. Other than that, it helps in controlling your appetite, flush out toxins and maintaining the health of your skin. You’ll notice the obvious changes once you start drinking plenty of water (5-6 glasses of water every day).


Decrease the amount of caffeine entering your body


We all are guilty of doing it, reaching for the hot cuppa as soon as you start feeling a little sleepy and why not? Coffee wakes you up and helps you get a lot of work done. The thing is, while it keeps you up, you’re also going to be losing sleep when you decide your work is done therefore you clock in less amount of sleep as you would be up until the coffee’s effect wears out.




Sitting in the same position for a long time, slouching while typing away at your computer is one of those things you cannot avoid while you are at your workplace. This takes a toll on your spine and lower back which leads to problems later on. Simple adjustments such as keep your monitor to be at the same level as your eye and getting up from your seat to stretch and get some air could help you a lot.




Washing your hands before and after you eat food, using sanitizers, kerchiefs are good practices.

Well-Being In General

Well-being means the integration of both physical and mental health that helps us in preventing ailments and promoting good health. A good environment is conducive to the well being of an individual;   factors pertaining to social and physical environment contribute to well being. Well being suggests that a person is optimistic, calm, aware, has a purpose and is actively engaged in his/her overall development. Most people nowadays wouldn’t be able to tick the boxes that contribute to well-being. As sad as that seems, we cannot ignore the fact that most of the factors that are important for well being are not even present in our lives right now. That being said, we can start with the identification of those missing components, though we would be required to put in a little more effort.


Well being and how to practice it


Focus on your emotions

Good well being isn’t too hard to achieve if you keep a check on your emotions, if you start with being optimistic about things, you are already a step closer. We often think that being “positive” and “optimistic” means to be “happy.” You will be surprised to know that being merry is not the only positive emotion that we can work with. There’s interest, tranquility, determination to name a few. You in your best mood will only push you to do the best you can.


Being mindful

This means that you need to be in the moment, which means being present at any given moment, being fully aware of it. Mindfulness is a powerful weapon to have. It helps you appreciate things just a little bit more, feels a little bit more, empathizes more. You can be mindful by meditating, spending time with the people you love without worrying about other things, eating without feeling guilty, not holding yourself back from expressing what you think.


Physical exercise

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is a true saying. Once you start lazing around and stop taking care of your body, you are just giving more scope for your body to give up on you, you make your body a breeding ground for diseases which further weakens your mental well being. A simple jog in the morning, an occasional run could do wonders to your body and your mind. It is said that exercising helps release happy hormones such as serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine in your body.


Being resilient


One of the hardest things to do is to recover quickly from adversity. We need to accept that it is a part of life and stepping stones lead the way to beautiful destinations after all.