Visualize a moment of self-care.
Chances are, it didn’t take place at work. Self-care time has traditionally been reserved for outside of work hours—something like a morning jog or an evening bubble bath.
But self-care is changing. It's becoming clear that weaving moments of self-care throughout your day is more beneficial than grinding through a hard day and leaving the “you” time for later.
In other words—it’s more effective to consider self-care as a regular part of your routine than as a complete departure from it. This sort of integration can help ensure ongoing good health (both mental and physical), and help you better manage your stress and build resilience.
Because, here’s the thing: work is invariably intertwined with our life routines. We spend roughly a third of our lives at work, so shelving self-care for “later” just won’t cut it anymore. And we’re already seeing the result of this; burnout has become a growing problem. Self-care alone won’t solve burnout, but having it recognized as a priority within your organization can make a huge difference when it comes to building happier, more sustainable workday routines for you or your employees.
So, here are some of our top tips for introducing a culture of self-care into your organization and your own work life—whether you’re an employee, a manager, or an HR professional.
But most importantly…
It’s easy to understand the need for self-care, but it’s a fact that those who look after others tend to overlook themselves in the process—like HR professionals.
To be at your best, you need to make sure you’re taking care of yourself too. Which is why we created a Self-Care Guide for HR Professionals to help you create your own personal self-care plan.
Basically, what we’re trying to say is…
Self-care is incredibly important. But it can be hard to know where to start when encouraging it to your employees, as it’s such a personal thing.
That’s where tools like Calm for Business come into their own. With a diverse library of content, there’s something for everyone—from guided meditations, to relaxing music to listen to at work or when unwinding at home, to sleep aids such as Soundscapes and Sleep Stories.
Sign up for our demo and see for yourself why Calm is the mental wellness tool of choice for HR professionals.
The benefits of mindfulness extend into the workplace.