Companies need to emphasize the importance of employees’ health and wellness now more than ever. As major organizational and structural changes take place, employees may struggle to adjust to these transitions, which could lead to high levels of stress and poor mental health. With some adjustments, business leaders can properly guide their workers on how to prioritize their health during these unprecedented times.
Emphasizing a daily routine is the groundworks for keeping up proper mental health. When routines get thrown off, our mental health can take a major hit. That is why waking up, getting dressed, and going to work is vital even when working from home.
Physical exercise has always been found to boost mental health, but being at home can make it harder to stay active. An easy way to combat this is to work movement into your days seamlessly. For instance, encourage workers to try at-home fitness challenges or home-based workouts like yoga or pilates.
Along with physical exercise, sharing healthy recipes can be a good way to encourage daily healthy habits and keep employees connected on a more personal level.
Additionally, encourage workers to set time for self-care practices such as meditation, taking a walk, or even watching a favorite TV show.
Lastly, leaders should host daily check-ins to ensure that employees are doing well both physically and mentally. Keeping communication strong can help combat loneliness and ensure that workers are connected, supported and empowered.