With all that is happening in the world right now, wellness is very important. Have you heard the saying, “you cannot give from an empty cup”? It is entirely true. You need to take care of yourself and invest in your own wellbeing in order to be able to provide for and share with others. So, in the spirit of professional wellness we, at Merite Mortgage, would like to share our top 5 wellness best practices with you.
1. Stay connected
Staying connected has become more challenging, especially as many of us continue to work from home and adhere to social distancing measures. As we are not able to engage in-person in social activities, the way we used to before the pandemic, we encourage you to look for new ways to stay connected. Technology has come a long way making it possible for us to connect with family and friends virtually. Set a goal to meaningfully connect with at least one person every day.
2. Be kind to yourself and make time for you
Be kind to yourself. You are likely your biggest critic. Don’t be so hard on yourself, when things go wrong look for the learning opportunities in your missteps. Be aware of how you think, feel, behave and express yourself. Pay attention to the good and positive aspects of life. Take breaks. We all need them. Whether it’s taking 10 minutes to meditate at the beginning or end of the day, journaling, or 5 minutes of deep breathing exercises, taking time out to pause, reflect and reset are important for your mental health and help to minimize stress. And while it’s important to remain up to day on what is happening, pausing the news and social media, is
sometimes needed to truly allow yourself to de-stress and just be.
3. Give back
Our values, ethics, principles and morals impact our overall well-being. Consider volunteering, involvement in activities that allow you to express compassion has positive and long-lasting impact on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
4. Pay attention to your finances
Financial stress plays a big part on your health and well-being. Money is integral to our lives and when we don’t have enough or mismanage it this can negatively impact our health. Improving financial wellness means learning how to successfully manage your finances. If you have questions or need help with getting your finances in order, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-494-0094 x 206 to see how we can help.
5. Get physical
As many of us are working from home and are finding ourselves spending more times sitting. We need to be conscious of our physical health and wellbeing. Try to incorporate physical activity throughout the day. You could invest in a standing desk or incorporate 10 to 15-minute walks into your routine. Don’t forget to look at what you are putting into your body. Try to eat a mix of fresh produce and light proteins to fuel you and keep energy levels high.
We hope you found our tips helpful! When created your own wellness plan it’s important to not just focus on physical health, but to look at wellness holistically with a balanced approach that includes the 7 dimensions of wellness: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical.