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Good Health Is Good Business

By Stacey Ogola

Your number 1 customers are your employees. Look after your people first and then customers after.

According to the World Health Organisation, majority of people spend 1/3 of their adult life at work. As a result of this, our mental health is affected by our occupation significantly either positively or negatively. As human beings, most of us tend to blame the environment for our actions making us reactive while few of us understand the responsibility behind outcomes we experience which makes you proactive.

Proactive people understand their choices have consequences. By choosing to create an occupational worthy environment for yourself, one is choosing to take care of their wellbeing. Choosing to create that balance in your life holistically (meaning mind, body and soul) in all aspects of your life is important.

Occupational wellness represents the feeling of purpose and productivity in one's chosen profession and it is achieved when you find balance between your values, purpose and your career. It is when you feel the satisfaction of contributing to others in an environment that is conducive to your growth and development. It is also achieved when you are experiencing job satisfaction that are aligned with your career goals.

How To Achieve Occupational Wellness In The Workplace

  • Resolve conflicts early
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Develop a positive attitude
  • Do not jump to conclusions
  • Understand and accept personal and cultural differences
  • Treat all co-workers with respect and dignity
  • Set boundaries

Creating a great workplace for yourself is a self realization journey in which you will experience both highs and lows. Regardless of what stage one is in ,the journey to occupational wellness is beautiful just as the downsides. The growth of an individual when they find out there is more to work than a pay cheque is phenomenal. Good health is most definitely good business.

Yours in Wellness


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