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Corporate Wellness Week 1-5 July 2017

30 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ernest Roper
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There are never enough hours in the day and we are under increasingly more and more stress. The pressure is always on to perform at our best, but many of us are unaware of the serious affect this has on our bodies. As the stress levels rise, the immune system lowers along with our health and productivity. Many experts agree on this; however we just do not have the time to do enough about it.

The Master Builders Occupational Health Clinic would like to assist by taking some of that stress away by offering our Members a 20% discount and Non Members a 10% discount off their medicals booked during this period.

Please view 47 tips on how to manage Work Place Stress.

Don’t forget to share it with your employees!!

1.       Be clear on your career objective. What are you planning to achieve out of all of   this? Is it in line with your purpose in life? This is what keeps you going every day.

2.       Go to work early every day. Have a head start.

3.       Have a to-do list on hand with the tasks you need to finish.

4.       Refer to the list throughout the day to ensure you are on the right track.

5.       Jot down all other tasks that comes to you in a notebook. Deal with them when yoare free.

6.       Do not skip lunch. It is not good for you. Besides, you can’t deal with your work  effectively if you don’t have energy.

7.       Cultivate meaningful relationships with your co-workers.

8.       Be helpful to your co-workers. You will feel good for giving.

9.       Get a mentor in your company or elsewhere.

10.   Be a mentor to someone at work. Helping someone with their problems gives you     new insight to yours.

11.   Be clear on your boss’ expectations of you. Discuss/review your work plan regularly.

12.   Be on top of your deliverables.

13.   Develop a genuine friendship with your boss.

14.   Talk to someone about your problems. Do not keep them bottled up inside.

15.   Be on time for meetings/discussions/appointments.

16.   Come prepared for meetings/discussions/appointments.

17.   Anticipate potential issues.

18.   Prepare contingency plans for those issues.

19.   Think opportunities, not problems.

20.   Be big picture focused. Look at long-term vs short-term.

21.   Gain additional perspective by looking at your situation from another person’s     shoes.

22.   Delegate work where possible.

23.   Learn to say no if a task is not a priority.

24.   Move on if there is nothing you can do.

25.   Leverage on your co-workers’ expertise and knowledge.

26.   Escalate problems to your boss when they are beyond you.

27.   Identify sources of your stress and work a solution.

28.   Reward yourself when you accomplish something.

29.   Establish a social network at your workplace.

30.   Maintain your social circle outside of work.

31.   Breathe deeply and calmly all the time.

32.   Develop a good posture. It makes you look better, lets you think better and prevents    back pain in the future.

33.   Meditate daily to clear out mental clutter.

34.   Listen to your favourite music as you work (using earphones of course).

35.   Exercise is key. Set aside a regular time every week for it.

36.   Make your desk conducive for your work. Have an organizing system, put personal photographs, remove unwanted clutter, etc.

37.   Take a break from your computer every once in a while.

38.   Get a fruit to snack on when you are hungry.

39.   Have a water bottle/mug by your side. Many working adults don’t drink enough water every day.

40.   Look ahead at your daily/weekly schedule to know what is next.

41.   Be the master of your time. Time management is crucial

42.   Get enough sleep every day. Aim for minimum 6 hours. It will go a long way the next         day.

43.   Rest if you are sick. You are not superman, and even superman has down times.

44.   Do not overcommit your resources.

45.   When the going gets tough, remember all this is part of the job – give of your best at          all times.

46.   Focus on what you love about your job.

47.   Unwind after a day of hard work. Take time out for a vacation. You need to learn to              switch off when on leave

The key to Wellness is to accept personal responsibility for your health and wellbeing!!!!!

Contact your Associations Occupational Health Department for all you Occupational Health Medical quotes, advice and assistance.

Durban Branch: 031 2667070

Empangeni Branch: 035 7724657


Elishya Abbu | Assistant Manager: Occupational Health

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