October 10, 2018 is World Mental Health Day. Your mental health ties in your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and act. It affects how we handle stressful situations, how we can relate to others, and how we make choices.
Focusing on your mental health will help you deal with any situation life throws at you and will help to build relationships in your workplace, family, and community.
For most, work is a huge part of our lives. It's where we get our income, spend a good chunk of our time, and where we build relationships and friendships. Having a fulfilling job that you enjoy can not only be good for your mental health, but for your overall well-being.
When a workplace culture is present where employees can be themselves and express their feelings, it not only make the company stronger as a team, but can increase productivity and decrease absenteeism. At The Active Workplace, our services go right in line with supporting mental health at work.
On-site Yoga/Fitness Classes not only promote physical and mental health, but also can create a "safe space." They bring employees together to work on their physical practice and mental practice. In addition, by offering this service as a perk to employees, it may also improve their concentration, sleep, and self-esteem.
Did you know just one 10 to 15 minute chair massage can reduce stress, increase blood flow/circulation, and improve overall mood? There's been countless research that concludes massage therapy in itself has reduced levels of stress, anxiety, and pain - all three components that play a huge role in your overall mental health.
Team building activities, such as online challenges, can help build and improve on emotional intelligence, which in turn can help employees in the workplace respond effectively to workplace stressors and help support each other through challenging times in the workplace. Our online challenges don't just focus on physical health, but engage the body and mind. They bring employees together and spark a little healthy competition and camaraderie!
Be sure to listen to your employees, encourage feedback, and find out if your company is supporting mental health in the work environment. At the end of day, wellness comes full circle. Personalization is key to help keep your employees happy inside and out.