We are facing unprecedented and challenging times and it is very important that we stay healthy and positive in mind as well as body and help our work colleagues to do the same.
Of course it is also vital to be aware of the Government assistance available and the immediate action that businesses should be taking (any advice required please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please see below a few ideas as to how you can promote health and morale within your families and your work colleagues – many of these you will already be doing – but there may be a few that you might not have thought of.
Keeping Healthy and Positive
- Try to eat as healthily as possible.
- Take up more home cooking and involve other family members.
- Take regular exercise – take advantage of your daily option to take exercise outside.
- There are numerous on-line exercise classes, Joe Wicks on YouTube seems to be the most popular at the moment – the whole family can join in.
- Establish a routine, and do not get up too late and miss valuable daylight hours.
Keeping Your Mind Fit
- Build-in as much variety as possible.
- Take up forgotten hobbies: reading, audio-books, TV: numerous films, box sets, re-runs of sporting/music/popular series etc, mind puzzles, jig saws, handicrafts, art.
- Complete or get going on those, postponed for too long, DIY jobs and gardening – do not forget to order mulch, plants and seeds for the garden.
- Tackle those jobs you saved for a ‘rainy day’: sort out your clothes, clear that cupboard out, re-visit the mess in the shed, wash your car.
- Have regular catch ups with friends and family. Try: phone calls, Face Time, WhatsApp chats, Zoom.
- Especially important to TALK to each other.
- Think of those that you know who live on their own: family, friends, work colleagues – make a special effort to stay in touch.
- Is there somebody near you who might need help with their shopping or with picking up medicine? Set up a Facebook Group for your road, or just pop a note through the door of a neighbour who might be struggling.
Working from Home and Work Colleagues
- Maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- Keep taking breaks – get up and walk around.
- Make sure your workstation is set up as comfortably as possible.
- Check in daily with staff and try to keep them motivated and their morale high.
- If you have ‘conference calls’ with colleagues smile and keep your tone of voice energised and positive.
- Start each day with a priority list.
- Brainstorm new ideas.
- Keep in regular contact with your clients and key contacts/referrers – enquire after them.
- Take a proper lunch break, eat healthily and take some exercise.
- Plan some office ‘fun’ activities: have a pet of the day, try different best photo competitions for staff: workstation/exercise routine/cookery.
- Plan office recreational activities: out of office hours virtual ‘pub quiz’, an on-line wine/gin tasting evening, an on-line racing game evening.
Keeping in Touch
Rarely has Keeping in Touch been so important.
All of us at Dixcart UK, would like to extend our best wishes and hope that you are all staying well.