There has been a lot of talk recently about balance in today’s working environment. How do we find it? What can we do? What does it look like?
Whilst it will be different for everyone, making an effort to take some time out of the office on a regular basis is critical to our wellbeing. Whether it’s exercise or simply taking some time out to read your book away from your desk, there are some very real benefits to doing so.
As I sit for most of my day (which is not in my nature), I’ve found that I need to take the time to reset and burn up that excess energy!
Since working for OnTalent, I have been fortunate to work in the beautiful city of Brisbane. I have tried lunchtime Yoga sessions, and although it was something that I really enjoyed, I was tied to certain times during the day. This caused me stress, ironically.
Now I work with two colleagues, who are keen runners. In recent months, we have started our own running club. We run twice a week in our lunch break around the Brisbane river. We’re not the only ones, either. We have other members of our team who take time out on their own to visit the gym or buddy up. I’ve found this time out of the office is beneficial in many ways:
- It gives us time to connect outside of work
- We have a common interest
- The break in the middle of the day energises us for the afternoon
- We snack less
- It makes us more productive
What do you do help you find balance in your work day? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Or if you’re looking for a bit of further reading, I came across this interesting article on “5 Reasons to Start Working Out at Work” The benefits certainly outweigh the 45 minutes you take out of your day!
Josh Allen, Deborah Saunders, Tash Dickinson