Having a vibrant, focused workplace with its employees exhibiting a high level of vitality, work performance and commitment to the foundational principles of the company is a key component of a thriving environment. When looking at this scenario through the scope of holistic wellness and performance we can take away four key principles to help us discern a “survival” environment from a “thrival” environment.
1. Core Values
Core values are the compass through which we navigate life. They are aids to help us in our everyday decision making. The more a person lives in conjunction with and in a community that shares their core values, the more of “themselves,” they can bring to an environment. They are present, engaged and driven to follow pursuits that they feel a sense of connection with and a passion for.
Sleep is the core component of a sound rest and recovery strategy. Everyone from elite athletes to the stay at home mom can only train or work as hard as they can recover. Sleep is the most undervalued recovery aid and the first one to go to the wayside in times of high stress. Chronic lack of rest leads to decreased vitality and a lack of performance.
Nutrition is the body’s energy manager. Prime the body with high quality nutrition and water and it is capable of great things. Give it things that you cannot pronounce and it cannot breakdown and you have a recipe for disaster.
Often overlooked in today’s hustle and bustle, movement (or exercise) is the delivery vehicle for nutrition to the organs, muscles and brain via the pumping of blood, the emotional expression of core values, and moderated by sleep. No true holistic program is complete without some form or expression of movement.
Do the you and your fellow employees and the company you work for share this vision? If not, how is this impacting your work performance and your companies success. If you would like more information on how to go from "survival" to "thrival," drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.