Occupation Wellness (Why is it important?)
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Occupation Wellness (Why is it important?)

Occupation wellness is the dimensions that recognize your personal satisfaction and enrichment through work.  A person who is doing is a person is doing exactly what they want to do in life and is comfortable and content with their personal and financial situation and future plans has a very healthy state of occupational wellness.

It is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure in a way that promotes health, a sense of personal satisfaction and is (for most people) financially rewarding. Our attitude and ability to effectively deal with work, school, and career goals greatly affect wellness, performance, interactions with others and overall success.

ENHANCING OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS AT THE WORKPLACE

For employer, there are many ways that you can support work-life balance in your workplace even with a limited budget.  Start by finding out from your employees what wellness program options would support their work-life balance. Then back up your wellness program with policies, encourage employees to make use of your workplace wellness options and affirm that tapping into these options will not negatively affect their employment with you.

As employee, you can also enhance occupational wellness at workplace, with the existence policies in your management or creating your own list in making your workplace an enjoying place to work at. Here are few strategies you can do to enhance occupational wellness at the workplace;

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangement benefited both employee and the organization.  It gives their staff to choose on which time suits their staff, for example, a time option 7.30a to 4.30pm or 8.30am to 5.30pm.  As employee, you can choose which time suits your well.  Some organizations, such as non-profit organizations let their staff works from home and only have discussion twice a month.

Learn and Grow

Most organizations offer on-site seminars and workshops on topics such as stress, healthy living, communication styles, etc. and encourage their employees to further studies.  Take this opportunity to learn and grow.  The more you learn the more valuable you are to the organization and more opportunity open for you.

Be Friendly and Understanding

You are spending 8 hours a day, exactly 40 hours in a week.  A good relationship with colleague and management will helps you enjoy your days at work without being stressful.  Being friendly and understand each individual at your workplace helps in performing your work better, and furthermore your colleagues are your second family.  You can share problem that is related to your work and share ideas on what can produce productivity at work.  Talking about other colleague or management should be avoided, as this can gives a negative impact for you and your performance.  Don’t compare yourself with other staff but learn to be a good teamwork.

Take a Break (How about hiking?)

Anyone can easily get stress with work but you should learn to take things easy.  If you feel stress, take a break.  It is advisable to take a break from work.

Start with a walk in the park with your family. You can try other activity such as cycling, hiking or mountain climbing. These activities helps you to get in touch with nature, fresh air, awesome views, surrounded by the sounds and smells of nature. According to medical studies, hiking is good for body and mind.

According to Harvard Medical School,  benefit of hiking can increase your mood and healthy heart. Hiking can benefit brisk walking, hiking is a good way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, particularly if your route includes some hills, which will force your heart to work harder. Taking a hike on the slightly uneven surface of a trail also provides a natural way to engage the core muscles in your torso and to hone your balance skills. 

You can start hiking somewhere nearby to you or can get some experts to helps you to get into the adventure tour. You can bring your family cycling, hiking and other activities. Awesome quality time with your family and great way to escape from the office work.

There is abundance of challenges and obstacles in trying to achieve and maintain a healthy state of occupational and other dimensions of wellness. It can be hard to feel comfortable and secure in a workplace that is impacted by the state of this difficult economy.  There will always challenges in the workplace, disagreement with customers, colleagues and bosses but you need to learn to stay focus.

Staying focused on achieving a proper balance with your career, health, relationship, family and personal satisfaction as proper balance will help you produce and project your best performance.  Reprogram your mind and your body to bring out the best in you. Don’t be afraid to change and make small improvements in all areas of your life.

1 thought on “Occupation Wellness (Why is it important?)”

  1. Work life balance is so important. I always remind myself that I’m going to be in this field for more than 30years more so if I were to carry on I need to constantly check on myself and maintain a work life balance that is sustainable. I avoid checking work related messages during the weekend and holiday as best as I can. That’s one of the many ways I do to maintain a work life balance.

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