Federal Work-Life programs strive to improve employee morale by making health promotion an important part of the standard workday. Work-Life programs give employees an opportunity to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily routine. However, competing tasks, personal demands, and the pressure of our ever-changing environment may make it challenging to prioritize your daily wellness.
If you find it difficult to put your personal well-being first, the following tips may help give your morale boost:
- Pick up a hobby. Learning new skills or participating in activities that you enjoy can help you feel more confident and give you a new perspective on life. Hobbies can also boost your creative energy and serve as a relaxing stress reliever.
- Get inspired by others. Look to those you admire for fresh insight and inspiration. This can be in-person with a colleague, mentor, or loved one, or you can be found in a book, uplifting music, or a podcast.
- Challenge yourself. Set goals to challenge and invigorate your mind. You can also reward yourself at specific benchmarks as a means of motivation and encouragement.
- Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness has proven to be an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function. Some benefits of mindfulness include increased productivity, energy, and performance.
- Practice using positive affirmations. Affirmations are important and effective in managing low motivation and improving your attitude. Take time to list the things you’re grateful for and speak to yourself with kindness and compassion.
Your Employee Assistance Program is Here to Support
If you want additional support with boosting your morale, contact your Component Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides free and confidential counseling and information to help you cope with your feelings. EAP support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information or for help in contacting your EAP, write to your DHS Work-Life specialists at email@example.com.