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Self-care in the workplace

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

At Kiki Kirby Consultancy we believe in a world where people are fulfilled and performing at their best.

A world where they have a healthy work-life balance, and as a result are an engaged, present contributor to the company they work for. We’re on a mission to see more joyful employees being content in their work every single day.

Self-care in the work place

Chances are, it might or didn’t take place in your day to day to work routine.

You might do it after work or leave till the weekend or for some most probably nothing at all!

Most of us are feeling the full force of the last two years and it’s presenting increased rates of poor work-life balance and burnout for still so many.

For some, it’s hard to think of self-care and work mentioned in one sentence.

For a lot of people still their concept of self-care involves the use of free time and leisure.

Self-care time has traditionally been reserved for outside of work hours, however it is changing.

Practicing self-care in the workplace can transform you into a more productive and motivated employee, business owner and entrepreneur.

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. Practicing self-care is also crucial since you spend most of your time each day at work.

Before my burn out 11 years ago self-care was not on my top list of priorities and going back a decade ago it wasn’t something that we talked about or practised especially in the work place.

It around this time 5 years ago that I finished chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer and it was a real reminder for me of how important self-care is and how much it is impacted and flourished my healing and my recovery.

There is an increasing need to practice self-care at work due to the growing number of employees suffering from stress and burnout. If you are stressed or burnt out, your mental and physical well-being are affected.

This is your gentle reminder that self-care doesn’t have to be when you get home and you can make this a part of your day.

It’s time to put yourself first.

Whether you working from home or in an office weaving self-care in your workday should be a priority.

A great article published by Harvard Business Review for you to

read How to Weave Self-Care in your Workday Self-care does not have to be an indulgent or luxurious experience such as meditation, yoga, or a spa day.

Be purposeful in choosing self-care strategies that work for you. Weave those into your daily routine to see their benefits translated into your work and personal life.

We check in with our bosses, spouses, teachers, and children but do we ever make the time to close our eyes and say, OK, "self, what do I need today? "

My task for you is what are you going to do to ensure you are weaving self-care as part of your daily work routine.

We hope that what we have shared has been helpful and you have managed to take something away.

At Kiki Kirby Consultancy we offer bespoke training to maximise the benefit for you, your business, and your employees. We always work in partnership to ensure that you get exactly what you need. Most of all we want solutions to make a difference to you, your business and your employees.

You can Book a free consultation and let's discuss how we can help you with your Team Wellbeing & Development. Thank you for reading our blog we hope you have managed to take away something to help you.

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