Simple Steps to Improve Your Work Wellbeing

Tue, 14 May 2024
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As recruiters, we understand the importance of cultivating a healthy mind for peak performance. And with Mental Health Awareness Week, there’s no better time to prioritise our well-being with the theme “Movement for Mental Health.”

While our busy schedules can often leave little room for self-care, incorporating movement into our workdays doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Small, achievable steps can make a significant impact on our mental health and overall productivity. Here are some practical tips to get you moving:

1. Walking Meetings: Take your sessions on the road instead of gathering around a table. You will get some fresh air and movement, and walking can stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving.

2. Stretch Breaks: Feeling that mid-afternoon slump? Set a reminder to stand up, stretch, and move your body and mind. Simple movements like shoulder rolls, desk twists, and calf raises can increase blood flow and combat fatigue.

3. Stairs Over Lifts: Ditch the lift and embrace the stairs as your new workout buddy. Not only will you get your steps in, but you’ll also arrive at your destination energized and ready to tackle the day.

4. Lunchtime Walks: Instead of scrolling through your phone or sitting at your desk during breaks, take a short walk around the building or outside. Even a 10-minute stroll can boost your energy levels and clear your mind.

Explore Desk Exercises: Don’t underestimate the power of a quick steated dance break. Crank up your favourite tunes and get those endorphins flowing with some desk-friendly moves. Just be mindful of your coworkers’ personal space!

Remember, the key is to find enjoyable ways to incorporate movement into your daily routine. By prioritising your physical and mental well-being, you’ll not only feel more energized but also cultivate a healthier, more productive workplace culture.

For more inspiration, check out the Mental Health Foundation’s “Movement for Mental Health” campaign at