How to help your employees beat the winter blues

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5 top tips to help you improve your employee’s wellbeing and help beat the winter blues

Happy Employee
Happy employee

Winter can be tough for some, with dark nights, chilly mornings and the winter blues getting you down. Now’s a good time to focus on your own wellness and employee wellbeing. Remote workers may be feeling isolated and for others getting out of a cosy bed to travel to the office feels like a daunting task.

With Blue Monday around the corner, check out our 5 top tips to help you and your team stay positive and keep a focus on your wellbeing.

1. Get outside and soak up some sunlight 

Even if it’s just for a quick walk during your lunch break, Get some fresh air and a change of scenery, and boost your energy and productivity.

Or try a walk-and-talk meeting. Taking your usual office meeting outside can help you and your team feel energised. You may find employee wellbeing improves and they open up more in an informal setting.

Walk and talk meeting. 3 colleagues outisde.
Walk and talk meeting

2. Stay active 

The benefits of staying active are widely known to improve both physical and mental health. Being active means different things for each individual, for some it’s going to the gym and for others, it’s taking an online yoga class or even a stretch at your desk to break up the day. 

3. Connect with others 

A phone call or video chat can go a long way in lifting your spirits. Check-in with remote workers who could be feeling isolated. Can you pick up the phone instead of sending an email? A simple thank you and a moment of appreciation can go a long way.

January is a good time to reach out to family, the winter blues can affect anybody’s wellbeing.

4. Treat yourself or others 

Many people look to use January as a fresh start, make new years resolutions and set new goals but remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 

Rome wasn’t built in a day, Right? 

Treating yourself is a great form of self-care to promote overall wellness, it could be indulging in your favourite comfort food or taking a long bath. You could buy yourself a small gift or send a little employee wellbeing gift to your team.

Mindfulness WellBox Gift
Mindfulness WellBox Gift

5. Practice mindfulness 

Take a few minutes each day to focus on the present moment and be grateful for what you have. Keeping a gratitude journal and taking time each day to make a note of the things you are thankful for has been proven to improve your wellbeing and increase positivity. 

Remember, spring is just around the corner and brighter days are ahead! 

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