Finding The Time For Wellness At Work

Often times we are busy. Too busy to relax it seems.

But that’s not true. That’s a narrative we give ourselves. There’s always time to take care of ourselves. Sometimes it may not seem like it, but there is. Especially on a busy work day – that’s when we may need a moment of mindfulness the most. And it doesn’t take much! Read on to learn one of our mindfulness exercises for workplace wellness.

If you have ever had brain fog, decision fatigue (when someone asks you any question, and it feels frustrating), or felt short tempered after a long day, then you can understand how constant stress and stimulation affect us. We are not designed to grind for 8+ hours, jumping from one task, appointment, or event to another. We are meant to have cycles and periods of slowing down, to prepare the mind and body for action again when required.

Our health and particularly our stress levels play a huge role in performance and productivity. We function at our best when we are able to pause and reset throughout the day. For most people, productivity falls after about 2 hours of working. After that it is best to take a break. Practicing mindfulness helps us to increase our emotional intelligence (eq) recognize our current state of being so we can adjust accordingly. Wellness at work is extremely important and it begins with managing our stress and emotions. There are many factors to employee health, but for us it starts with the mind body connection.

When you start to notice those symptoms of stress and fatigue, it’s time to check in with yourself.

A Quick Check-In

Here is a short version of a mindfulness exercise from our employee wellness programs. This can be done in as little as 2 minutes. And helps you to recognize where you are at and if you want to shift your mindset at all.

  1. Sit comfortably with a straight back and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Think of 1 word that describes how you feel right now, in the moment.
  4. Take 3 deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth.
  5. Continue breathing through the nose if possible.
  6. Observe the breath; notice the expansion/contraction of the lungs and belly with each inhale/exhale.
  7. Set an intention – Gratitude and presence, or anything you want to make a part of your subconscious action.
  8. Bring the attention back to the rhythm of the breath.
  9. Think of 1 word that describes how you feel right now, in the moment.
  10. Blink the eyes open (Optionally: Cup the hands over the eyes before opening).

We Are Here For You

JAH Advisory offers workplace wellness programs with self-mastery in mind. Starting with mindfulness and emotional intelligence, we teach how each individual can reach their highest potential. With these practices we can be more accountable, more focused, and more fulfilled! Health is wealth, and it shows! Companies can save millions by investing in employee wellness. Learn more about the benefits and schedule a call here: