Resolutions are a great way to stay focused on what you really want, but often we try to make too many changes all at once, and end up giving up on most, if not all, of them by the time February rolls around. Sound familiar? The solution is integrating simple wellbeing goals into your work day, and building on them with more complex commitments, once the easy ones become routine.
It’s the small, simple changes over time that make all the difference, so integrating some of the following easy changes into your routine will bring health and wellness into your workplace with ease.
Take Your Meetings Outside
You’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking” so make the most of your meetings to move and get recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. If it’s a phone meeting, grab your headphones and go for a walk around the office. If you have an informal face-to-face meeting, grab your colleague and head outside. Not only will you get fresh air but you’ll also get your daily dose of vitamin D, which will refresh and recharge you, and keep you feeling good for the rest of the day.
When the mid-afternoon munchies kick in, cookies, muffins, and chocolate are quick, easy fixes for even the strongest and most disciplined person. But, as is the case here, quick and easy isn’t always a good thing. Be prepared for the 3 pm crash by planning ahead and keeping your desk drawer or office kitchen cupboard stocked with nourishing protein-packed goodies and free of sugary snacks. Protein-rich, healthy snacks will not only keep you feeling satisfied until dinner, they’ll boost your energy and mood and stabilise blood sugar levels, preventing that good old hangry feeling. Plus, if you add these items to your weekly grocery shop, you might end up saving money, too. Talk about a win-win.
Keep your space clean and organised
Article by Twosix Co-Founders Bree & Emma
Having come from over 10 years in a corporate environment both Emma and Bree are passionate about changing the culture of work in Australia, ensuring that wellness is a sustainable practice inside of all workplaces. Twosix Wellness is a Melbourne based wellness hub that provides down-to-earth, and practical health and wellbeing programmes for corporates as well as inspirational content via their online platform. Yoga & Pilates Sessions, Nutrition & Mindfulness Articles, Workplace Wellbeing Workshops and so much more – There are lots of reasons to get excited about the Twosix movement!