How do you take care of mental and physical wellbeing at work in life during the recession? A question I hear from many CEO’s and Human Resources specialists. First of all… I decided to think about this in my own personal situation and that’s where I took a drastic decision.
I stopped watching the news.
Yesterday I decided to stop watching the news… again. Kind of a strange thing to do for someone who originally has a Master’s degree in Political & Social Sciences. It‘s a (bad) habit I unlearned a long time ago from the master himself Jack Canfield in one of his VIP-retreats in Santa Barbara, California USA and after reading his book “The success principles”. But recently I was a naughty girl, sorry Jack 🙈. I watched the news every single day and even worse, I even checked updates during the day. My excuse? Isn’t there a war going on in Ukraine? Aren’t we in the middle of a recession and gigantic energy crisis? This week I suddenly felt like I had been swallowed by a gigantic vortex of bad economic news. (and my new energy bill didn’t exactly help to raise my good vibes) I started worrying, thinking about worse case scenarios in my business, thought of plans B to Z just in case, … I saw the same thing happening with entrepreneurs, with C-level management friends, with friends and family. We were all in that vortex together panicking, whining, complaining, worrying, … Sounds familiar? So how do you take care of mental and physical wellbeing at work and in life during the recession?
Get out of the negative recession vibe.
But then I was like: STOP!!! This kind of negative vibe is not at all what I am usually like. Talking about it in a mastermind session with our amazing coach Linda, she said: “you can whine every Wednesday from 2 to 2.15 PM, that’s it”. WOW! A splash of ice-cold water in my face to wake me up. Just what I needed and what others needed during that session… So, instead of whining, I started focusing on how the “recession” can help us grow, thrive and change in our businesses and our personal lives.
And believe me, there are many opportunities, if you are willing to see them.
How to take care of mental and physical wellbeing at work and in life during the recession?
Self-care and wellbeing are the key.
For starters, being in the field of self-care and wellbeing this is a HUGE, GIGANTIC, GINORMOUS opportunity for companies to GROW and CHANGE! HUMAN CAPITAL IN YOUR COMPANY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! YOU are your most important asset. Every employee you manage is worrying about the economy and in a lot of companies I coach I feel that extra pressure is felt both at work and at home and workload has risen. But let’s change that vibe into something positive. Do not ask where the recession will hurt you and your company, instead ask what the recession can do for you. MY ANSWER: TAKE SELF-CARE AND WELLBEING AT WORK FIRST! This does not apply to employees only but also to you as an individual. Want to help your company and your people to rise above it all while creating opportunities for growth in business? Then invest in wellbeing at work NOW… and don’t forget to start with yourself. Be that change. Be a visionary.
There are 7 steps to wellbeing in life and at work.
In my +20 years working in the field of health and wellbeing I found out that there are 7 pillars needed to take a 360° approach to create a healthy, happy, thriving life. And it all starts with YOU. Whether I work with individuals or companies it all starts with the individual person. And then I can implement the rest of my method that takes care of both physical and mental wellbeing. How to take care of mental and physical wellbeing at work and in life during the recession? Well, in my opinion TAKE YOU TIME is the answer.
Get in touch if you want to have a deep conversation about my method. This is my passion, so happy to schedule time for you and the needs in your company and in your own life. O, and by the way… I am working on my 4th book which is all about self-care and wellbeing, so your visionary story might end up in there. 😍
My name is Lies Helsloot and I call myself the first TAKE YOU TIME™ Expert. I am the author of 3 health books (“Walk Yourself Slim & Happy. How taking More Steps can Change Your Life”, “Move yourself slim and happy”(English translation coming soon) and “The Complete Guide to healthy Hair“), I blog here at takeyoutime.com and coach individual clients, groups and companies around the world to a happy, healthy life and more work-life balance with my 7-step concept of self-care called TAKE YOU TIME™. For more motivation and free training and challenges, be sure to sign up for the newsletter on this site and follow me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Or get in touch to know about my online- and coaching programs.
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