As the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is only around the corner and coming up on 28th April, did you know that majority (92
According to 2019 Cigna
Work stress can have significant health consequences for employees, ranging from
Samantha Smith, mindfulness coach and Cigna wellness ambassador, shares 3 quick ways to take control and improve your well-being at work:
Planning ahead can significantly decrease stress at work. Being organised means doing the requisite prep work and allowing ample time for travel so you are running according to schedule. Keeping yourself organised also frees up headspace so you can be more efficient and productive at work.
2. Exercise More
Many people suffer from the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. One way you can combat this is to get some exercise during your lunch break – from taking a walk or a class at the gym. This can help you refresh your mind, elevate your mood, and get into better shape physically and mentally.
3. Practice Mindfulness
Most of us are so used to stress that we tend to ignore its impact. Developing a practice of mindfulness – being present and paying attention – can help break the cycle and reconnect us with our bodies. Mindfulness equips us to be impartial, so that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without taking them personally, enabling us to respond rather than react to situations.