Health and well-being are the new frontiers and the foundation of tomorrow's prosperous businesses. No matter how big or small the business, health must be embraced in every element since achieving business success requires a healthy lifestyle and mindset. These fundamental ideas serve as the cornerstone for "Beacon Fest".


Reduced productivity, more absenteeism, a worsening work ethic, and even lower workplace safety are all symptoms of an unfavourable work environment. Knowing full well that the average adult spends a third of their life working, making it an integral part of our existence as individuals and as a people, the WHO proposes that "a healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace."


The traits and personalities of the people living in that area or integrated into the system are influenced by culture, which can be both tangible and intangible. To reap the benefits of healthy living and well-being, primarily as it affects the bottom line, a business must ingrain and enshrine a wellness culture into its DNA.


People will work harder, be more committed, and function as a team more effectively when they recognise the urgent need to adopt a healthy culture and shared responsibility. An organisation can minimise mechanical and structural issues while boosting culture and profitability if its total wellness is assessed and managed holistically. Well-run, high-performing businesses care about their employees. However, individuals must also exercise the personal responsibility necessary to take advantage of the safeguards set in place by the organisation for their wellness.



Some simple steps can be performed to ensure swift victories, such as exercise and mobility opportunities. Include many options for your staff to move and exercise throughout the day. This may be a 10-minute rope jump during a scheduled motivational break or a power walk while team meetings discuss initiatives. Include anything that gets your team moving because inactivity is frequently linked to a higher risk of developing chronic diseases, a loss of mobility, and weakened immune systems.


The ongoing pandemic has disrupted many international company operations, and many workers are now obliged to work remotely. This has affected employee wellness and well-being and hurt our mental health. To protect and maintain positive mental health states, employers must promote openness about the need for mental health support through facilitating enlightenment sessions and fostering talks.


Effective workplace wellness practices boost output and result in significant cost savings for the company. Never forget that a happy and healthy person performs better at work. Get your wellness on by signing up for Beacon Fest today. Allow us to keep you healthy.


Please visit www.thebeaconfest.com to learn more. Please email us at Sales@lightbulbbusinessconsulting.com if you want to put any of the above ideas into practice. Alternately, if you work in the medical field or are an authority on mental health, kindly click to join our community. VOLUNTEER | BEACON FEST by clicking (thebeaconfest.com).


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In a society where the workplace is all about getting things done, it’s not enough to show up on time; you need to be efficient and productive in an economy where the stress level is very high and basic amenities are a luxury. It leads to people getting burnout and creates other health issues over time. Therefore, companies need to implement and encourage wellness events that educate and rejuvenate employees outside the workplace.


I will outline three corporate wellness ideas to implement today at your workplace.



1. Create forums where employees feel comfortable talking about what's going on in their lives, whether work-related or not and offer practical solutions. This should be with an independent company. Let's discuss.


2. Contact the Lightbulb Business Consultants to organise a relish day for your team including retrospective activities/ games, fitness, food, drinks and entertainment, a medical practitioner from our database whose team will take blood pressures and proffer solutions will also be part of the activities alternatively find out when our next relish night is.


3. Partner with the Beacon fest team (www.thebeaconfest.com) to participate in an upcoming hybrid event to hold in Lagos State, Nigeria. The event sees the gathering of global and local mental health professionals, dieticians, fitness gurus, medical doctors, nutritionists and entertainers in an entertaining exhibition to teach and proffer practical solutions to issues that affect us in the workplace as we get rejuvenated.


BENEFIT TO YOUR ORGANISATION


There are many benefits to having a wellness program in place at your company, below are a few.


1. Increased productivity

2. Decreased stress levels

3. Reduction in absenteeism

4. Healthier workplace

5. Better relationships with co-workers and management.


To find out more, please visit www.thebeaconfest.com. To implement any of the ideas above kindly contact us at Sales@lightbulbbusinessconsulting.com. Alternatively, if you are in the health care sector or mental health experts, please click to join our community click @VOLUNTEER | BEACON FEST (thebeaconfest.com)


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You're probably not talking about mental illness with the people in your office because you think it's a stigma and only relates to crazy people. The truth is, you have a responsibility to support those experiencing mental health issues in your workplace- for the sake of their wellbeing and yours.


This post guides you through the things to know about working with someone with a mental illness, covering topics from open office plans and desks to social media etiquette.


Why Mental Health Matters in the Workplace


It's no secret that mental health has a significant impact on our lives. But did you know that it can also affect your job or business? Here are some things you need to know about mental health as it relates to your job or Business:


1. Your mental health can affect your job performance. If you're struggling with mental health issues, it creeps up in your work. You might have difficulty concentrating and be forgetful. Having a tough time completing tasks.


2. Your mental health can affect your ability to run a successful business. Mental health issues can make it hard to handle the day-to-day demands of running a business. You might have trouble making decisions, staying organized, or dealing with stress.


3. Your employees' mental health can affect your business. Employees struggling with mental health issues will have an issue with absenteeism, productivity, or creativity. Additionally, their mental health problems can create a hostile work environment for other employees.






What Are Some Signs that Your Job is Hurting Your Mental Health?


There are several signs that your job may be harming your health.

If you find yourself feeling excessively stressed, anxious, or depressed while at work, or if you are struggling to concentrate or complete tasks, these may be signs that your job is negatively affecting your mental health. Feeling isolated or disengaged from your work or experiencing increased conflict with co-workers. If you notice any of these symptoms it is imperative to take steps and address the issue.


How To Cope with Spouse and Family Reactions When You Come Home from A Bad Day at Work


Bad days at work are inevitable. But when you come home to your spouse and family, it can be challenging to know how to cope with their reactions. Here are some tips:

  • Try to stay calm and avoid getting defensive. It will only make the situation worse.

  • Explain what happened briefly and objectively.

  • Focus on the positive aspects of your day

  • Don't dwell on the negative. Let it go and move on.

  • Spend time outdoors with mother nature.

  • Listen to music or watch a relaxing movie



Conclusion


We've come to the end of our series on mental health and work. At Lightbulb Business Consulting, our Beacon Fest initiative will tackle these issues. Whether you are a business owner, family, employee or employer, the forthcoming festival is designed with you in mind. Enquire today or visit our website www.thebeaconfest.com

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