Boosting Workplace wellbeing: 7 proven tips for a healthier and happier work environment

Boosting Workplace wellbeing: 7 proven tips for a healthier and happier work environment

Are you tired of feeling like a stressed-out office ninja, juggling a gazillion tasks while secretly dreaming of a desert island escape? Well, fret no more! We've got the ultimate guide to help you transform your workplace into a happy haven of productivity and positivity. Because let's face it, adulting is hard, but that doesn't mean we can't sprinkle a little fun and wellbeing magic into our daily grind! So, let's dive right into the journey of becoming the happiest, healthiest, and most zen version of yourself at work!

1. Stay hydrated: Sip, Sip, Hooray!

It's time to raise your water bottles high and give a cheer for staying hydrated. Remember, water is not just for plants; we need it too! So, how much water should we be drinking every day? Well, the NHS say adults should aim for 6-8 glasses a day. Of course, the right amount varies from person to person and can depend on size, lifestyle, activity level, age, temperature and humidity. Keep your Ohelo bottle on your desk and keep sipping' whenever you feel the need!

Staying hydrated doesn't just quench our thirst; oh no, it's the key to a whole world of benefits. We're talking extra energy to tackle that never-ending to-do list, improved thinking power and concentration, a glowing complexion, and say goodbye to those pesky afternoon energy slumps. Just a 1% drop in our body water can impair the way our brain works and make us less responsive and less productive. A 3-4% dehydration can reduce your productivity by 25%. So, raise your Ohelo bottles high, and let's hydrate like it's a never-ending office party!

Ohelo blue swallows water bottle in water splash

Now, picture this: You're at your desk, nailing those deadlines like a pro, and right there, by your side, is your trusty Ohelo bottle – your ultimate desk-side BFF! It's not just any water bottle; it's your hydration sidekick, adding some swag to your workspace. With every sip, you're fuelling your brain, body, and ninja-like focus!

Plus, one of the main benefits of an Ohelo bottle is its dishwasher safe so a breeze to keep clean! Whether you left it in the office over the weekend, forgot to grab it from the car, or have been mixing it up with coffee, tea and other daytime drinks, pop it in your dishwasher for a sparkly bottle free of smells that’s ready to go whenever you are.

2. Become an Ergo-Ninja!

Unleash your inner Ergo-Ninja and conquer workplace discomfort with a splash of ergonomic magic! Say goodbye to those pesky aches and pains and hello to ultimate comfort and productivity!

Let's start with the basics: the computer mouse, desktop, and keyboard. Adjust these so that they are the right angle for you to remove any wrist pressure you have. Do you have smaller hands? A smaller keyboard and mouse may be more comfortable for you to use daily and reduce any hand strain! No more wrist cramps – just smooth typing like a boss!

Office space

Next up, the seat of champions – the ergonomic chair! It's all about lumbar support, armrests, and the right seat height. We are all built differently, so what works for you may be completely wrong for your colleague next to you – and that’s OK! Think 90° - having elbows and knees at 90° puts your body in a neutral position that can remove stress points from your neck, shoulders, back and knees. Make sure you can plant your feet firmly on the floor - this keeps your posture neutral! Say goodbye to backache battles for good!

But wait, there's more! Ergonomic monitor stands and laptop stands will rescue you from tech neck and screen strain. And don't forget the magical blue light glasses – saving your eyes from the glare of screens!

3. Desk Zen Zone:

Turn your desk into a Zen paradise, where work stress melts away, and inspiration flourishes! 

First things first – add a splash of green! Grab some leafy companions, like a trusty succulent or a leafy fern, and let them work their magic. Not only do plants purify the air, but they also bring a touch of nature's calmness right to your workspace.

Zen desk space

Next up, some personal touches! Frame up your favourite family photos and let their smiles be a reminder of love and support during hectic days.

Now, let's talk about desk organization – the key to a serene Zen Zone! Declutter those piles of papers and arrange your supplies like a pro. A tidy workspace equals a tidy mind! You'll be zipping through tasks like a Zen master, finding what you need without the stress-induced scavenger hunt! A little tidiness can let you find moments of inner peace during the workday, making that tea break a little calmer and more restorative.

Time to transform our workstations into oases of positivity, creativity, and serenity. Namaste!

4. Power Up Your Snack Game:

Ditch the sugary snacks and the blood sugar crash that inevitably comes with them. Instead embrace healthy, brain-boosting bites that keep your energy levels tip top. Stock up on nuts, fruits, and dark chocolate – they'll keep you energized all day and your taste buds doing a happy dance.

5. Stretch It Out:

Keep your body happy and your muscles relaxed by doing desk stretches. Reach for the stars, touch your toes, and roll those shoulders back – you'll feel like a workplace wellness guru in no time!

We are not expecting you to throw your yoga mat on the office floor in front of everybody and start doing your best downward dog – guessing that wouldn’t go down well in most jobs. But when you need to refill your water bottle, use that moment to have a little walk and stretch it out a bit.

6. Tech Detox Teatime:

Declare a tech detox at some point each day. Unplug from screens for 5 minutes and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with colleagues or head outside for your lunch break – great for team building and morale and it lets the eyes recover from that screen strain – even if just for a moment!

Office workers having a coffee break holding Ohelo travel mugs in steel and white bee

7. Start using a to-do list: We get it – it can be really hard to switch off from work at the end of the day. Why not start a to-do list – at the end of each day write down all the tasks that you have left to do tomorrow – not only will it help you be more productive and focussed when you come in the next day, it should help clear those pesky thoughts from your brain for the rest of your evening and allow you to enjoy your down time.

Remember, workplace wellbeing is all about finding the joy in the little things, getting organised to reduce stress and making it your own. So, go ahead, try these 7 tips, and get ready to rock your way to a healthier and happier work environment!

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