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Is Your Workplace Good For Your Health?

Is your career making you sick?

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There is one simple way to tell if your workplace culture is good for your health – how are your senior leaders shaping up???

Are they setting an example in their career which inspires others to want to follow in their footsteps? If the answer is no, then perhaps the change needs to start at the top.

Success is more than a reflection of what’s in your bank account.
Are you happy doing what you’re doing in your career? Do you have healthy relationships in your life? Do you have time to live life? Are you healthy?

I often see people move into senior positions and when I catch up with them at the 6 month mark, I see visible changes and can tell if they’ve made the right career move. At 12 months, it’s even more telling. The long hours, the after hours functions, the lack of planning for nutrition and exercise all take their toll. On top of this, stress levels start to go through the roof, and there are no coping mechanisms in place. Not a sustainable career to be in.

A corporate wellbeing or EAP program is far more than offering flu shots and having a fruit basket in the kitchen. It’s about changing a mindset. You need to be the best version of you to have the mental and physical stamina, balance, resilience and mindfulness to thrive, yet where do you see evidence of wellbeing practices in the workplace? Not just the annual 10,000 steps program, but on a daily basis.

So ask yourself some questions:

  • What does the best version of you look like?
  • What would change if you reached that state?
  • How would you feel?
  • Why is it important to you to be your best?
  • (and the scariest question) What are the ramifications of not changing?

What is one area you could start working on to make changes? Start with small changes, just make a start. Which area would have the biggest impact if you made changes? It’s amazing how getting some small wins can have a cascading effect.

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