Why this half of your life really matters
The ‘standard’ working day is 8 hours, or one third of your allotted 24.
Assuming you get the recommended 8 hours sleep, this makes the working day one half of your waking life.
Consider the commute as well, and for the sheer amount of time it occupies if nothing else, your wellbeing in your workplace should be a primary concern, an area where second best is simply not good enough.
This is also the place where what you do (and how you do it) will largely determine the level of your income – how much you get now, and how much that’s likely to increase by in the future.
Income needed to pay bills, do things, go places and, you know, eat.
It’s not surprising then that we don’t know anyone who’d dispute that workplace wellness is important. Not when it’s widely accepted that it increases productivity and morale, whilst reducing conflict and disputes, absenteeism and staff turnover.*
*According to the 2017 Health and Safety Executive report, “37% of all work-related sickness is due to stress, including anxiety and depression; costing UK employers an estimated £3.7 billion a year in absenteeism.”
The Workplace Wellness Corner (WWC) gathers together the most interesting and useful information we can find on:
- Diet and nutrition
- Personal development / fulfillment
- and much more. If it concerns your wellbeing at work, it’s relevant.
If you have anything you’d like to share with the community, please email [email protected], with Workplace Wellness Corner in the subject.
Wishing you well,
Keia Editorial team
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