6 Ultra-Engaging Health & Wellness Holidays to Promote in Your Workplace in Q1 2019

Get ready to mark your employee communications calendar—and cross-reference with your wellbeing program—because we’ve got a list of health and wellness holidays you’ll want to promote in the first quarter of 2019!

All Posts

Devoting Time to What You Love is Necessary for Work Life Balance

 

Here at Grokker, the entire team lives their values. We support each other making time to devote to activities that enhance us — regular exercise, yoga practice, cooking for our colleagues, friends and family.

These activities enrich our lives, keep our stress levels down, and our creativity and problem solving up for work. It helps us to be more fully engaged in our time spent with friends and family, while at the same time —  be more productive.

Study after study, article after article, and a countless number of experts and self-help books  reinforce the need for people — especially busy people —  to spend time engaged in activities that make them feel good.

And the best activities are ones where you can:

  • learn something new

  • be active

  • gain mastery in something

  • accomplish a tangible outcome

So why doesn’t everyone just do it?  Speaking from my own experience, it’s because I have difficulty finding (ok, making) the time for it.  I know I’m supposed to do it and I rationally understand the value of it, but it often feels difficult to integrate everything I want to do as a professional, a mom, a wife, and as an individual — all packed into a single day.  Sometimes I even feel like it’s a selfish endeavor to spend time in an activity that just benefits me.

I strive to make early mornings my time for exercise or yoga because waking up 30 minutes earlier isn’t hard for me (yes, I am an annoying morning person).  Thankfully, I can turn to my favorite Grokker videos ready to roll on my iPad, which makes it so much easier for me to get an easy 30 minute session going, without having to find the extra motivation or time to get into the gym. And, I have to admit that it’s a lot more fun. I actually wake up excited to try out new Grokker videos on my ‘watch later’ list or new ones that are suggested for me on the homepage.

I am far from perfect. The snooze bar or a few extra minutes to cuddle with my husband are far more appealing some mornings, but I keep the effort going because I can see and feel the benefits across all aspects of my life.

Here are a few of my favorite morning workout videos and a few on my watch later list.

I would love to hear your thoughts on work life balance in the forum.  What do you do to accomplish it?

 

Deborah Holstein
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Deborah Holstein
challenge theme bank.png

Featured Download: Challenge Theme Bank

50 unique, proven challenge theme ideas you can use year round

Get Your Copy
Recent Posts

6 Ultra-Engaging Health & Wellness Holidays to Promote in Your Workplace in Q1 2019

Get ready to mark your employee communications calendar—and cross-reference with your wellbeing program—because we’ve got a list of health and wellnes...

Read more

Is Your Wellness Program Out of Date?

Employee wellness has been a buzzword for years—and in fact, for those paying close attention, it’s being replaced by employee wellbeing to accommodat...

Read more

2 Power Strategies to Boost Daily Energy

In the era of busy bragging, scheduling rest stops can feel more like a detour. We convince ourselves that we simply do not have the disposable time a...

Read more

Ask the Experts: Find Your Five

At Grokker, we know that achieving big goals starts with making small habit changes.   That’s why we love the Find Your Five challenge. Take just five...

Read more