About Your WELLBEING
Welcome to the WorkForce Wellbeing Resource
Our Resource for the Workforce section is to help improve abilities to better manage yourself as you perform your duties. We are committed to helping you be your best under trying times, so these resources are for you, so please utilise them to the fullest.
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We all at some stage of our working life, have been 'encouraged' or out of necessity have justified the need and gone too far and worked under immense pressure and worked ridiculous hours for too long.
How do you know you have gone too far? Usually it's because of the shock you get when you look in the mirror; the way you feel, which is usually fatigued and drained of energy, but also noticing the disruptions to your thinking patterns and your behaviours. Going through this, will invariably challenge the purpose of what you are doing and why. Furthermore your sleep, if you manage to get sufficient, doesn't seem to refresh you as much as before. So you wake up tired and not very enthusiastic about getting out of bed, all before you head off to work again.
We can even feel dread about facing the people and the challenges and achieving the targets that sometimes feel impossible to meet or achieve.
When this is happening and simply put - your body has run out of energy.
If this is you, then what you are currently doing isn't helping - it's adding to your dilemma. However, have noticed that your thoughts haven't stopped - they just keep coming, regardless of whether the thoughts make sense or not. Your mind doesn't seem to run out of energy. Well for most people anyway, this is what happens - they just can't switch their mind off - there's no "Off Button".
This is why there is a need to actually do something. Something different to help yourself because the social activities, the eating and the drinking and the moaning about it to friends, doesn't help for the longer term. It may help you avoid temporarily what you are going through, but it's short lived - then your back to square one.
The something different we are referring to, are learning about and doing things (taking focused action) that will make a difference to your self and what you may be experiencing and take you in a direction that offers new perspectives and renewed motivation.
But first there is a need to take stock of where you are at and so there are 2 personal self assessments and a set of resources available to you, courtesy of your company.
When an assessment is completed the results shown are intended to help gain a greater understanding and the resources available for you to access, can direct any actions towards helping yourself.
These Self Assessments are Totally Private - NO ONE gets to see them without your permission.
Pressure & Stress affects you
in many different Ways:
Have you ever noticed changes in a Managers or an Employee's behaviour when the work pressure is 'On'?
It doesn't take long for behavioural changes to manifest once pressures start. In Project Management there is a term called "The Triple Constraint". It's represented by an equilateral triangle where all sides are the same - there is balance. At work you try to keep everything in balance but 1 or 2 of the sides are not the same and cause imbalance which affects you mentally and physically. This Self-Assessment helps you to identify precisely what is out of balance from Your perspective.
When emotions get the better of you
it can lead to more serious consequences
Getting to understand what emotions are driving you and your capacity to function normally is a lot easier than you may think.
It does however, require courage and drawing from strength resources you didn't know you had. The feelings can be overwhelming and finding your way through doesn't have to be done alone...........