For a lot of career-focused women and men, setting our workplace goals for the new year revolves around increased productivity, reaching KPIs and making more money.
While this is important for career growth, it’s also important to take a step back and look at health and wellbeing goals for your work life too.
This month, we consider different ways to balance your physical self, environment, and wellness to ensure your productivity increases all while preventing adrenal fatigue.
MIND / BODY / SPIRIT
With increased pressure and targets constantly being set, it’s not surprising that employees often feel burnt out. Thankfully, mental health in the workplace has become a focus in recent years. Many workplaces now have avenues to seek support if you are feeling overwhelmed. You can also try personal networking in your workplace to find a small group of like-minded individuals you connect with. This support network can be great if you have a task you don’t understand, are feeling stressed or just need someone to vent to.
In extreme situations, seek professional help such as a psychologist to manage stress and implement healthy lifestyle changes. You can then use the opportunity to grow into a better, healthier version of you!
Finding ways to switch off at the end of the day is also essential. Often our mind is swimming with to-do lists, things we forgot or plans for tomorrow from when we leave the office until we lay our heads down at night. Whether it’s listening to your favourite music on the commute home, heading to the gym or a yoga class or practicing mindfulness, clearing your thoughts will have great benefits for your mental health, as well as allowing you to return to the workplace feeling fresh the next day.
Finally, it’s also important to remember that it’s okay to have a sick day or a mental health day. This leave is put in place for a reason, and you should not feel guilty for using it! Never underestimate the power taking a day for you- it can have huge benefits for your health, wellbeing and productivity. Our bodies are our barometer and listening to its signs of sickness are telling us a story not to be ignored but a language to be understood and an opportunity for self care and to alter our habits into healthier options.
Remember- not looking after our mental health can quickly take a toll on our physical body, which is why work-life balance is so essential. Taking the time to exercise, nourish your body and practice self-care will help prevent adrenal fatigue and illness, ensuring you can continue to be your best both inside and outside the workplace in 2020.
We will be launching integrative Group Workshops for workplaces in the New Year to help connect mind, body and laughter. Stay tuned for all to be revealed in the New Year.
Don’t forget to consider your physical work environment when planning for the New Year. Many of us spend 38+ hours sitting at our desks each week- how can we ensure we don’t experience fatigue, posture problems or just feel uninspired?
One simple way to make the most of your environment is to ensure you take your breaks away from your desk. Eat your lunch in the kitchen, sit and chat with a colleague, or go for a walk and soak up some much-needed vitamin D. This will help you switch off for a few minutes and ensure you return to your work with fresh eyes.
Given most of us are seated for long periods of time, it’s important to consider ergonomics. Defined as the science of fitting a workplace to the user’s needs, ergonomics aims to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce discomfort. Ensure your desk and chair are the correct height and that you feel supported. Slumped shoulders and bearing through our lower back can have serious long-term effects on our posture. If you feel like your workplace is not conducive to comfort, speak to your manager about changing things up.
One final tip is to ensure your workplace feels inspiring. While office design is often out of employee control, you can personalize your desk to help you feel motivated. Add some photos, create a mood board of your goals or adopt a desk plant. A lot of workplaces also have suggestion boxes, so if you feel your office needs a freshen up- speak up! There are numerous studies that show the relationship between a light-filled, open office with workplace wellness and increased productivity, so it will benefit all occupants from the top down.
This month, we are working alongside our friends at the Wellness Nest to bring you a package to help you tackle the New Year feelings your best. Take this as a reminder to practice self-care, and to treat your home, mind and body.
Connect back to yourself, regulate your nervous system, honor your boundaries and create a space that makes you feel your best to ensure you thrive in 2020.
Wellness Nest Women’s Myotherapy Appointment
A unique treatment approach, tailored especially for women by a woman.
90 minutes of bliss using Rhianna’s combination of relaxation, remedial massage and myotherapy approaches. It can combine the use of essential oils, crystals, cupping, dry needling and any other available items in the treatment room.
This appointment is for women, giving them a safe and calm environment to talk and treat conditions affecting females directly. This can include PMS, menstrual cramps, stress, anxiety, muscular aches, headaches/migraines, jaw pain, pregnancy or post-partum support.
Come in and relax, receive therapeutic intervention for musculoskeletal complaints and/or to gain a greater understanding and treatment plan for a specific women’s health issue.
To be purchased directly through the Wellness Nest – 90 minutes COST $ 147.00
*Includes complimentary lavender bath salts when you treat yourself to both packages, ensure to quote ‘Interior Flow CARE’ to the Wellness Nest when booking so that we can honour our gift to you
Interior Flow Dining Room Styling Package Details
Did you know in countries like Norway where it’s really dark they hold dinner parties with friends and family to ensure they feel connected to community and that their mental health is not affected by the lack of vitamin D? At times when we are so busy we forget to reach out to family and friends to feel connected which is part of our ingrained DNA to feel connected.
We would love to assist styling your dining room to hold dinner parties at your home that you’re proud of. We will take care of all the styling details and ensure that everything works with your existing decor and colour scheme to stand the test of time. We will even provide you with a mud map on how to set the table when it comes time so that you’re not overwhelmed with what to do when we are not there.
The package includes:
- 2 options for your selection
- 1 x home visit to discuss your styling needs
- 1 x meeting at our office or over the phone to present the dining room packages with you. These can be swapped and matched if you fall in love from things in one package to the next. Or you can have both if you love them
- A shopping list to purchase your new items
- A mud map to style your dining table when we are not there
- Styling includes recommendations for a dining table, chairs, cutlery, glassware, crockery, accessories to table such as candle holders or greenery, tablecloth and napkins
SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL FEBRUARY 2020 – COST $ 950.00
*Provided by Interior Flow when you purchase both the Wellness Nest and Interior Flow packages