Wellbeing

Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” However, it is important to realise that wellbeing is a much broader concept than moment-to-moment happiness.

 

Five great ways to promote wellbeing:

  • Connect: Build connections with people around you.
  • Be active: Boost your energy and mood by doing something active.
  • Take notice: Be curious about the world and savour the moment.
  • Keep learning: Learn something new to boost your confidence and have fun.
  • Give: Do something nice for someone.

There are other areas that may affect life when it comes to wellbeing. Here we look at Mental health, Working from home, Menopause, Older people, and stress.

 

Mental health

Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. In some companies an employee is trained as a First aider in mental health.

If you would like to find out more, view our latest blog: https://www.walkersafety.co.uk/blog/2020/02/mental-health-at-work-quick-facts-2/

 

Working from home

There are some perks to working from home that some of us can enjoy (bye bye commute!), but feeling stress, boredom, anxiety and uncertainty is also completely normal. Alongside this, many of us are worried about future job prospects and trying to look after kids as well. These simple tips can help you while working at home, to feel more productive and take care of your mental health in these difficult times.

To find out more read our previous blog: https://www.walkersafety.co.uk/blog/2020/03/working-home-covid19/

 

Menopause

Although different women cope differently with menopause, severe menopause symptoms can greatly affect your wellbeing. But the higher risk of particular diseases after middle age is mainly due to increasing age, not hormonal changes.

If you would like to find out more click on our previous blog: https://www.walkersafety.co.uk/blog/2020/09/menopause-at-work-risk-assessments-policies-guidelines/

 

Stress

Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Being able to recognise common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Emotional symptoms:

  • Depression or general unhappiness.
  • Anxiety and agitation.
  • Moodiness, irritability, or anger.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.
  • Loneliness and isolation.
  • Other mental or emotional health problems.

 

If you would like to find out more click on our previous blog: https://www.walkersafety.co.uk/blog/2020/04/managing-stress-pandemic/

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