The power of positive thinking: Wellbeing at work ideas

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily work life, the physical and mental wellbeing of workers can easily be neglected. Research has shown that when employees are healthy and happy, it can positively impact the productivity and profitability of a company. Therefore, investing in employee wellbeing should be a priority for managers and business owners.

The Mental Health Challenge for Business

What is positive Thinking & How Can It Help?

One way to promote workplace wellbeing is through positive thinking. Positive thinking is a mental attitude that focuses on the good in a situation rather than the bad. It involves looking at situations with a more optimistic outlook, which can improve the mental health of employees.

When employees have a positive mindset, they are more likely to be motivated, productive and focused. In contrast, employees who are stressed, anxious or unhappy are less productive and can have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line.

There are a number of ways to encourage positive thinking, amongst your team: making time to exercise, encouraging employees to take proper lunch breaks, encourage them to take time to learn and practice meditation, celebrate their wellness achievements.

What are the key components of a wellness action plan?

To create a positive work environment, companies need to consider implementing a work wellness action plan. This action plan should include several components such as access to digital classes, expert teachers and therapists, and other resources that promote physical and mental health.

Not only do they need access but also active encouragement to use these services and take time in the working day to reset and refocus so that they can return to their work refreshed and energised.

Access to digital classes

Access to digital classes can help employees to take breaks from their daily routine and engage in activities that encourage improved physical and mental health. These classes could include yoga, meditation and Pilates as well as other holistic wellness activities.

Access to teachers and therapists

Providing free access to expert teachers and therapists can help employees manage their stress and anxiety, which are common problems in the workplace. With advice from professionals, employees will learn how to manage their stress levels, improve their mental health and increase their overall wellbeing, which, in turn, will enhance their productivity, motivation and performance.

Opportunities for socialisation

Another crucial component of a wellness action plan is providing opportunities for employees to engage in social activities. Socialisation builds relationships and promotes teamwork, which is essential for creating a healthy work environment. Employers should organise events such as coffee breaks, group wellness classes, and after-work socials to encourage social interaction amongst employees.

Healthy eating habits

Finally, providing healthy snacks and other refreshments will keep employees energised and focused throughout the day. Snacks that are packed with sugar can make people feel lethargic as the day goes on, so offering some healthier alternatives is a good solution. Additionally, fresh fruits and nutritious snacks will encourage employees to make healthier choices to support their wellbeing.

Offering employees an opportunity to learn more about nutrition through online workshops and through individual consultations can be ‘game changing’ and help them to create healthier eating habits. 

How do wellbeing strategies help employees?

Creating a more positive and social environment for teams is key to enabling them to perform at their best, ensuring positive outcomes for employers and employees alike. More efficient staff equals a more productive business, so make sure you implement a wellbeing programme for employees if you want your company to thrive.

For more advice on using mental health activities and wellbeing strategies to get the best out of your team, through team building or bespoke events and retreats get in touch with us at Silver Linings today.

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