Organisations who consider the emotional wellbeing of their people to be on an equal footing with their capabilities to do their role, understand that we all have an energy source powering our performance.
When that energy source is low, performance is low, which then has a big impact on the performance of your business as well as the individual.
Of course there is a job that needs to be done and the business needs to perform. If your employees are operating from a solid foundation of personal ownership, high standards of personal excellence and a winning mentality, it can mean the difference between them performing consistently at their peak or coasting in cruise control.
Here are some key things for you and your employees to focus on in terms of wellbeing:
Of course, we all know that we should be looking after ourselves and being active is good for us. But our physical state and our mental wellbeing are intrinsically linked. Being physically active can have enormous benefits for our wellbeing, including:
- Reducing the risk of some diseases and physical health problems
- Losing weight not only makes you feel better, but it improves stamina and energy
- Improved sleep
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Increased self-esteem.
If we don’t eat healthily, how can we expect good health to follow? We are not experts on nutrition, but there are some simple steps we can all take to make sure we focus on nutrition, including drinking enough water and eating five a day. We all have good intentions, but a lot of us never manage to put eating healthily at the top of our to do list. The trick is to be disciplined enough to stick to it until it becomes a habit to eat healthily.
“Every meal is a short-term investment in how you feel and perform, a mid-term investment in how you look and a long-term investment in your freedom from disease.” – Alan Aragon
Rest and Relaxation
It’s good to be focused and driven and to push yourself, but it is also important to sometimes just rest. No one can be busy all of the time, otherwise it just leads to burn out. Rest and relaxation help to recover and maintain our ability to be focused and productive. When we don’t get enough rest, it can lead to impaired memory, reduced sociability and a lower stress threshold.
The ability to bounce back from difficult situations is an important element to our wellbeing. We are all going to experience failure or difficult situations. What is important is our ability to be successful afterwards. Even the highest achievers in life don’t always get it right, but they are resilient. They live in a constant state of reality and don’t bury their head in the sand when facing challenging times.
All of these things have an impact on how you and your team perform in their role. Wellbeing is an integral part of success. This is just one aspect of our RISE: Personal Growth programme. Click here for more information.
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