There are proven benefits of good mental health on overall wellbeing, job satisfaction and productivity at work. In these unprecedented times, peoples' mental and physical health will have been tested.
As we all start to return to the new working world, there is going to be more reason than ever to spread kindness to our fellow colleagues.
Find out how you can make someone's day each and every day with these simple ideas:
1. MAKE EYE CONTACT AND SMILE
By putting on a smile, you instantly make yourself more approachable. It has also been proven that by smiling, you trick your brain into feeling positive yourself.
2. SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU
There are plenty of opportunities to say please and thank you at work. Show your appreciation and make someone feel good – either by mentioning it directly to them or as a little note.
3. SOCIALISE WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING
Start a conversation with someone you have never spoken to at work, making sure to stay two meters apart to stay safe. Not sure what to talk about? Ask them about themselves, find out about their interests outside of work and show a genuine interest in what they're saying.
Make someone feel heard by taking the time to actually listen to them. Your coworker will truly appreciate it.
5. ASK FOR ADVICE OR AN OPINION
Not only will you make that person feel appreciated and valued, but you might also get some valuable feedback and a fresh perspective.
6. GIVE SOMEONE A GENUINE COMPLIMENT
From recognising someone's work to complimenting someone's actions or looks, it gives them a boost in confidence and motivation. Simply pick up the phone, send them a message or tell them in person - it will go a long way.
7. TAKE A BREAK
In such a busy world, we all need to take a break. It's a great way to give the mind a break and boost productivity. Just make sure to keep a distance from others.
If time allows, suggest a short walk to enjoy some fresh air. No idea where to go? Take a look at Orega's best walking routes.
Need a caffeine fix? Ask if your colleague would like to join you in for a quick coffee break to rest your eyes from staring too long at the computer screen.
What are you waiting for? Make someone's day today!
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This blog has been updated on 30.04.2020
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