10 Ways to Promote Employee Self-Care

In early May, 73% of American professionals were feeling burned-out.
Unless we prioritize our health and wellbeing, we run the risk of burning out.
  1. Make self-care automatic: Self-care needs to become a habit and part of your everyday; just like brushing your teeth or showering, it needs to become automatic. Schedule self-care time, book it in your calendar. For example, take a lunch break for a full hour every day, including 30 minutes walking.
  2. Give thanks and give praise: With the busyness of everyday life going on, it’s easy to forget to thank and acknowledge the efforts of our colleagues. Take the time to praise effort, say thank you, and convey appreciation. Not only does it lift the spirits of the recipient but yours too.
  3. Eat well and drink lots of water: Make sure you eat a proper breakfast and lunch every day. Eat fresh foods that energize you. Small changes to your diet can have a huge effect on your energy and productivity. Keep hydrated by drinking at least three liters of water every day.
  4. Take breaks: Especially at a time when so many of us are working from home, it’s easy to get stuck in front of the computer and neglect taking breaks. However, taking regular small breaks is important. Many find The Pomodoro Technique helpful; the technique encourages working for 25 minutes, then breaking for five minutes, with a 15-minute break at least once every two hours.
Self-care needs to become a habit and part of your everyday.



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