Blog: Wellness and Stress Management
by Robyn Frank
An invitation to explore wellness.
Welcome to the Essence of Life Coaching Blog. I am excited to share with you articles on various wellness topics.
Workplace wellbeing and stress management
Many of the wellness articles will discuss stress management and workplace wellbeing. Stress has a negative impact on all areas of wellness. Therefore stress management is important for health and wellbeing. Readers will be introduced to simple ways to reduce stress and improve work life balance.
There are also articles intended for people working in the wellness industry. I will publish an article on the history of the modern wellness movement. I will also share ways to help wellness business owners to create opportunities for growth.
Over the next few months I will publish various articles on wellness and stress management.
Today I will share with you a personal story: Good Better Best Rest.
Good, Better, Best, Rest
Workplace wellbeing is important for business success. However it has become common in the modern workplace for people to work long hours, without sufficient rest breaks. This can lead to reduced productivity and fatigue. Research confirms that rest breaks enhance productivity and reduces fatigue.
Life moved at a slower pace in the 1970’s (when I grew up). The working day ended at 5pm and dinner was before 7pm. The telephone was not invited to dinner. Most people did not work on the weekends and the shops were not open on Sundays. The intrusion of never ending emails, text messages and social media was decades away.
Wellbeing in the Workplace Workplace wellbeing is important for business success. However it has become common in the modern workplace for people to work long hours, without sufficient rest breaks. This can lead to reduced productivity and fatigue. Research confirms...
Networking: Connecting with People
Networking is simply about connecting with people and developing positive relationships. Your colleagues, business associates and clients are members of your community. Supporting people in your network helps to create sustainable and mutually supportive relationships.
Networking with people you already know (and people they know) helps you to expand your professional network from within your existing network. When connecting with people also consider how you are able to support and them in their professional life. Through mutual support and collaboration we can create abundance for ourselves and others.
The History of Wellness
Wellness is modern word to describe a holistic understanding of health and human potential. The awareness that our health is influenced by our emotions, state of mind and lifestyle is ancient knowledge. Many traditional health systems recognise that our health is influenced by many factors including what we eat, our environment, the way we think and our daily activity.
The modern wellness movement emphasises the importance of lifestyle and emotional wellbeing for optimal health. There are many different wellness models and philosophies, which are all based on holistic principals.
Walking away from stress
Stress Management is an effective way to enhance health and wellbeing. We need to experience both healthy physical activity and make time for rest to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
A limited amount of stress is useful when working on a challenging project or when you have to meet a deadline, as it increases energy, alertness and productivity (Health Direct, 2017). However if stress is extreme or prolonged this can have a negative impact on health, wellbeing, relationships, cognition and work performance.