Are the pressures of business getting on top of you? Now’s the time to switch to a more proactive approach to wellbeing and mindfulness in the workplace. #businessadvice #wellbeing #mindfulness
As business owners, we all know the pressure of being the driving force behind a business. It can be a stressful experience, and this can have an impact on your wellbeing.
Running a business takes up so much of your time, and can consume your waking thoughts. But a tired, stressed and anxious owner is not an effective owner – so there's an increasing need to focus on mental health and to bring elements of mindfulness, meditation and contemplation into your routine. And, investing in employee wellbeing is good for the bottom line too, according to new research by Xero.
Bringing mindfulness into the workplace
The outmoded ‘We work hard, and we play hard’ ideology used to be the norm in many business environments. But as times have changed, and awareness of the impact of work-related stress has risen, we’ve begun to refocus on a healthier kind of strategy.
As the owner, you have a responsibility to look after the wellbeing of your team too. Recent news stories about toxic ‘cultures of fear’ at well-known companies shows that employees can often be suffering in silence, unaware of the impact on their health.
So, what can you do to focus more clearly on wellbeing in your working culture? And how do you bring a more sympathetic and empathetic approach to your management style?
Look at ways to reduce your stress, turn down the pressure and refocus your thoughts on mindfulness:
Think about updating your approach to wellbeing
If you’re feeling like the pressures of your business are getting on top of you, now’s the time to act. Switch to a more mindful approach to your work regime and aim for this core value to be replicated throughout your company – so the whole team benefits from this proactive change.