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Did You Know? Mental Wellness Matters (Part 1 of 3)

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5 Emotional Wellness Activities to Practice in the Workplace

This series has been prepared by Kim Henry, CTAS Training Consultant, and provides great information for improving mental wellness in the workplace. She offers many tips and insights that may assist you in ensuring your workplace supports mental wellness. Stay tuned in July and August for more from this series!

1. Spend Some Time with Your Passion

One of the best ways to divert a mind from troublesome aspects is to do something you love. In this regard, you should allow some time for your workers to indulge in their passion. It can be painting, music, writing, etc. By feeling good about themselves, workers will better express their emotions in the workplace better. It will further help them enhance their emotional well-being.

2. Meditation

Office meditation techniques are a great way to help workers cope with issues like workplace stressanxiety, or workplace depression.Fortunately, these techniques can also help with finding better emotional stability. By meditating and doing deep breathing exercises, workers can get a deeper understanding of their surroundings.

Practicing meditation helps calm the mind down and bring oneself to a state of neutrality. This can be especially helpful in frustrating situations. Practicing meditation at work can help employees better cope with their emotions in the office.

3. Yoga

Yoga in the workplace is another activity that can help both the body and mind. Practicing yoga can help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Yoga poses can help with emotional stability and can enhance resilience. This resilience can help one recover from negative emotions, which aids in emotional wellness.

4. Journaling

Writing down one’s emotions in a journal can also help in dealing with negative feelings. In this regard, workers should keep a daily journal wherein they write down their thoughts. Journaling can also be a great alternative for some who may not feel comfortable talking about their emotional problems.

5. Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are also a great way to cope with emotions. Affirmations like “I am worth it! I am better than this!” are an excellent make-belief to help a mind motivate itself. These can be excellent tools to help get through negative emotions and encourage workers to handle themselves better in the workplace.