How to optimise your wellbeing in the office and home office Wellbeing made simple

5th may 2022

 How to optimise your wellbeing in the office and home office


How to Optimise your Wellbeing in the Workplace and the Home Office

Stress in the workplace is nothing new and common among adults across the globe. However, the recent polls from the Mental Health Foundation show that 1 in every 6.8 adults are struggling with various mental health issues at the workplace. In addition, women in the corporate world (19.8%) are twice as likely as full-time employed men (10.9%) to develop mental health conditions of working adults who are stressed and anxious right now.

There's no doubting that stress levels, particularly at work, are at an all-time high right now. There's more pressure than ever in the postpandemic economy and with the significant rise in cost of living to work, for us to work harder, achieve more and perform better. These ongoing pressures can not only lead to a slump in productivity but also have a huge impact on your wellbeing both mentally and physically. 

Luckily, there are proven ways to help in improving mood and productivity, and work, regardless of whether you are in a busy workplace, home office, or hybrid. 


How to help ease your stress in the work place, work space

While stress at work is common it is not unavoidable. If you are wondering how to better your wellbeing at work and working from home, then you are in the right place. The first step is to recognize the possible causes of stress and find a way to tackle them in moderation. That’s why we the team at Seity have picked out our top three ways to help optimise your wellbeing in the workplace and the home office.


  1. Redesign your workspace

It is vital that you feel comfortable and safe at work, even if you are in a busy work environment, add a few items to make your workspace feel more welcoming, fun and like home. It could be a small office plant, a silent humidifier, a picture of your family, your favourite coffee mug, or even a cosy pillow from home. You could also invest in ergonomic furniture to help your posture and avoid discomfort

If possible, it is also advisable to use natural light and avoid junk light, and have fresh air circulating where possible.  According to a report from Human Spaces, people who enjoy natural light and 5 air in their office are 15% more productive than those who work in dark and stale places that lack nature.


  1. Declutter Your Space

One of the issues that works just as it does in the home and the office is avoiding clutter and congestion of your space. From documents to office supplies and even old coffee mugs and receipts it is easy for miscellaneous items to accumulate and scatter everywhere in busy work environments. However, as the old adage says a clear space is a clear mind and the more congested the workspace is, the less space you have for creativity and analytic thought.  

It is critical to declutter your workspace to create a functional and calm space that not only helps to ease your stress and anxiety but also maximise your efficiency and productivity so you have more time to do the things you love.  Although it may seem simple, it is easy to find your space at work or home office filled up with unnecessary clutter to a point that you even become immune to it. Ensure that your workspace is always neat by only keeping the things you need frequently on the desk. Remember that flat surfaces are not for storage. Instead, it is better to store your office items in vertical spaces like shelves, bookcases, and cupboards.


  1. Establish Clear Boundaries

Many people working from home can confess that it is quite challenging. It is easy for the lines between personal life and works to become blurred as it gets more difficult to disconnect from work and concentrate on home life. In turn, this is likely to lead to problems affecting your productivity and overall wellbeing.

Likewise, as most of us go back to work, it's easy to slide back into old habits of lengthy workdays, crowded commutes, and taking on more projects and chores than necessary. Thus, it is vital to establish clear work boundaries to ensure that your work and personal life have adequate time.

Avoid accepting meetings or working beyond your work hours and, if need be, ask your colleagues to respect your work hours. It is also vital to set time aside for breaks throughout your workday. Add lunch and tea breaks to your work schedule as well as time to check in with yourself, move your body and get into nature where possible.

Since you spend most of your time working, just like having a tip top mattress for your quality of sleep, it is best to ensure that your workspace is comfortable and pleasant for better quality of work and for you to enjoy it too!  

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