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hey everyone, welcome back happy saturday today we learning about Occupational Wellness. Occupational Wellness is having the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers.
Occupational Wellness is important because it’s important make sure you enjoy doing your job and have a healthy environment. Set goals as a team and work on them daily.
Set boundaries and clearly to insure you are protecting your mental state. Learn to turn work off! This includes making time for hobbies, social activities, and vacations. Don’t settle, keep motivated, and work towards what you want. Look for something new and/or talk to a career counselor if you feel stuck or unhappy.
Signs of Occupational Wellness
Doing work that you find motivating and interesting
Understanding how to balance leisure with work
Working in a way that fits into your personal learning style
Communicating and collaborating with others
Working independently and with others
Feeling inspired and challenged
Feeling good at the end of the day about the work you accomplished
Are you engaged in the process of Occupational Wellness?
Do I enjoy going to work most days?
Do I have a manageable workload at work?
Do I feel that I can talk to my boss and co-workers with problems arise?
Happy #WellnessWednesday! On a Thursday! Today we are back learning about Anxiety. Anxiety is a normal emotion. It’s your brain’s way of reacting to stress and alerting you of potential danger ahead.
Everyone feels anxious now and then. For example, you may worry when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision.
Types of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry, and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.
Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety Disorder, is an anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Social phobia can be limited to only one type of situation – such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations or eating or drinking in front of others – or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people.
What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder you have. General symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:
Cold or sweaty hands.
Numbness or tingling in hands or feet.
Shortness of breath.
Feeling panic, fear, and uneasiness.
Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences.
Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts.
Inability to be still and calm.
Ritualistic behaviors, such as washing hands repeatedly.
How do I know if my child has an anxiety disorder?
It’s normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time – such as when they’re starting school or making friends or moving to a new area.
But for some children, anxiety affects their behavior and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home, and social life.
Symptoms of anxiety in children
Signs to look out for in your child are:
Finding it hard to concentrate
Not sleeping, or taking in the night with bad dreams
Not eating properly
Quickly getting angry or irritable, and being out of control during outbursts
Constantly worrying or having negative thoughts
Feeling tense and fidgety, or using the toilet often
Complaining of tummy aches and feeling unwell
If your child is having problems with anxiety, there’s plenty you can do to help. Above all, it’s important to talk to your child about their anxiety or worries. Respect that they have boundaries and deserve the same respect you want from them.
It’s a good idea to seek professional help or reassurance yourself if your child is constantly anxious and:
it’s not getting better, or is getting worse
self-help is not working
it’s affecting their school or family life, or their friendships
Some of the management options for anxiety disorders include:
Learning about anxiety
Correct breathing techniques
Learning to be assertive
Structured problem solving
If you take on juicing to improve anxiety and depression symptoms, opt for ingredients that provide antioxidants, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and zinc.
Why? Mainly because I’ve learned that when you change your mental state into one of gratitude, you free yourself to be happy, make more, and progress. It’s this mental switch that turns off fear, disappointment, or sadness. And it turns on positivity, happiness, and a healthy spirit.
The beauty of it is you can choose to be grateful at any time. For example, let’s say you have a job and are up for a big promotion, but the advancement is given to someone else. Now instead of feeling happy or excited, you are sad. You feel like you should have worked harder or you lacked in something which isn’t the case. I have learned in life that when the universe has something for you, you will get it. If you’re focused on not getting the promotion and throwing yourself a pity party, you’re not going to get closer to either moving on and getting another job or waiting for something better to come along. But if you’re grateful for something, you’re more likely to get back on that horse and put in the effort to find your dream job.
For me starting a small business was scary. Even when you have full support, it’s hard not to have doubt. People are quick to want something for free but never buy. One thing I have recently started to do was give gratitude. I thank them for having an intrest and become grateful because I know that even though they didn’t buy, the universe is sending someone who will. When you replace doubt with gratitude, you get peace. When you replace prayer with worry, you get results. One big aha moment I had was realizing no matter how many bay leaves I burned, no matter how much manifesting I did. Everything is on divine (God’s) timing. You can not ask for something but not make space for it. You want love to come into your life but refuse to let go of bitterness or hate. You want peace but refuse to settle your mind. Life will always come full circle if you trust it.
Now, of course, you are wondering what some benefits are of gratitude, and I got you covered.
Have a high quality of life. Focusing on the good makes you feel good, and results in you stop focusing on the bad that puts you in an awful mood. Choosing to be grateful relaxes you away from stress, makes your life more peaceful, and produces more rest.
Improve life around you. Gratitude is contagious. You telling someone you’re thankful for them puts a smile on their face the rest of the day. They often feel good, so they pay gratitude forward to someone else. Then this person does the same. The act of gratitude becomes the catalyst that indirectly encourages strangers.
Overcome adversity. Your self-esteem improves when you recognize the good in your life. So you become more optimistic about the future, even if your present reality isn’t so bright. This optimism leads to more action and positive results.
Be healthier. The mind and the body are connected. Someone down on life most likely isn’t going to eat healthily, go to the gym, and live with energy because they don’t enjoy life. Living with gratitude gives you the strength to make the right decisions about health and nutrition. Plus, you get better sleep since you know everything is going to be ok. Make sure to drink your green juice and lots of water.
HOW TO SHOW GRATITUDE;
To the others;
Mail a handwritten note or letter to someone.
Give hugs – lots of them.
Do a favor for someone.
Give a genuine compliment.
Share your skills.
Celebrate their achievements, small and big.
Perform a random act of kindness. Plan a Saturday doing something that someone in your life has always wanted to
Tip 25% higher than you usually do at a restaurant
Surprise your significant other with flowers
Whenever you feel sad or start to feel discouraged, try some of these tips.
Journal three things you’re grateful for and why
Give yourself an entire day to rest and relax
Go on a walk and listen to your favorite music
Take a hot shower light a candle and some incense then reflect on all your blessings ( be safe please)
Compliment yourself after succeeding even the small ones
Wake up each morning thankful for another day to live because someone did not.
Compliment yourself after failing, for having the guts to try it
Lastly, whether it’s external or internal, gratitude comes down to a choice. You can choose to be grateful.
When you harness this power, it’s truly amazing, especially when you’re feeling down and out.
The magic ingratitude is that you get to decide your mood, and you become happier by practicing gratitude.
Now are you up for the challenge? Some good ways to start are simple. Every week begins the week by texting a loved one or anyone an encouraging message. You never know what someone is going through. Every day spend 1 hour doing something you love to do. From gardening to dancing, enjoy the little things. One of my favorite and final ways you can start this challenge is at night power down. Meaning 30 min to 2 hours before bed, turn your phone off, and say or write down three things that happened that you are thankful for. Think of different things every night. I find it helpful to keep a journal just for that purpose—each page for morning gratitude and night time.
When you take this challenge, you’re going to invest in your loyal friends’ and family’s relationships. You’re going to get an allotted time to do something you enjoy without feeling guilty about it.
A schedule I am following this is
Day 1; SELF-
For today, I started my day with gratitude and yoga. I also wrote this blog post, and for the rest of the day, I will be doing yoga again, then I am resting. Writing is a passion of mine. I am obsessed with bettering myself. It’s essential to take care of your body, mind, and soul.
Day 2; FAMILY
For today, I sent peace and love to all my family. You owner your ancestors by doing what you love. By staying focused and never giving up on your dreams.
Day 3; NOSTALGIA
For today, I choose to feel nostalgic about Trinidad and Tobago. A beautiful Island that has stolen my heart.
Day 4; PERSONAL SPACE
For today, my personal space I have gratitude for is my garden.
Day 5; HOBBIES
Day 6; NATURE
Day 7; ROUTINE
Check back tomorrow to read about how I am going to give gratitude.