In the current climate, stress seems to be running high and with covid-related illnesses, safety measures and mandates, some of us are running at beyond maximum capacity.
Looking after your well-being can easily be put on the back burner with more pressing issues needing to be addressed.
As some of you know, I am a health and safety advisor for businesses as well. If I was to apply risk assessment principles to the topic of well-being, the current climate is what we call a “risk”. This can negatively impact our general well-being (emotional as well as physical). To address any risk, we put in place what’s called “controls”. These controls act as preventative measures before anything has happened rather than a reaction to the event.
I see looking after our personal well-being as the same thing. Preventative measures put in place, before anything occurs, that helps us to be resilient and recover quicker.
Now, the good thing is, that even if you are noticing your well-being taking a turn, it’s not too late to do something about it. Each day counts.
Here is a link to an app that my daughter discovered, and we have both been using recently.
It was developed by John Kirwan – you may have heard his name around regarding mental health in NZ.
We are finding it’s a great app, full of useful ways to address your well-being. Its free for personal use and if you are a business owner, it also has a paid option where you can make it available for your staff to use.
Stay safe and well.
Bob Sinclair is the owner and director of Sinclair Solutions