Tips to Improve Your Well-Being – Goodio

Tips to Improve Your Well-Being


 
Last week we had a super fun and useful afternoon! Ilkka Koppelomäki from a company called Uskalla Innostua visited our Goodio office and held an inspiring workshop for us. 
Every now and then it's good to stop for a moment and think about our own well-being more thoroughly. Even though some of these tips are no-brainers and common knowledge, it's easy to forget them when we are busy or distracted. At least I really needed a reminder! 

Here are some tips we learned:

Get Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep can result in trouble making decisions and concentrating. It makes you feel down and increases the risk of injuries and accidents. Most of us need around 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night but this is of course individual.

Eat Well

It's good to explore how what you eat affects your well-being. Do you eat too little or too much? How do you feel after eating certain type of food? The main thing is to trust your own feelings and enjoy food the food you're eating.

Exercise

You don't have to reserve a lot of time for this, just walk a bit faster to work sometimes and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Don't force yourself to do sports you don't like, find a sport that makes you feel good! Luckily we have a lovely pilates, yoga and meditation studio right below our office!

Drink Enough Water

Our bodies need water to function so remember to keep yourself hydrated. We decided to remind each other every now and then to fill up our water bottles here at the office.

Disconnect

We tend to be available all the time. It's good to take a break from all the rush and disconnect for a moment. If possible, go explore and calm down in nature. Just turn of your phone and other devices for a day every now and then. The world will not end if you don't answer your messages immediately!

Meditate and Breathe 

You don't have to be an experienced meditator to do this. Just take a few minutes (only 30 sec can be enough), relax and breathe. You can meditate almost anywhere, at your desk at the office, on a bus, in a shower. Take a few deep breaths and you will feel calmer afterwards. 

Smile and Laugh

Smiling and laughing releases serotonin which produces positive emotions of happiness. Even if you don't have any special reason to smile or laugh, do it anyway since forced smiles can also reduce stress. In addition, smiling and laughing is often contagious so you might improve someone else's well-being as well!

Jump

This is a fun tip that we have already done a couple of times at the office! Jumping releases endorphins which reduces stress so just get up from your chair and start jumping. It's super effective (and hilarous) when you combine this with the latter tip: laughing and smiling. 

xx, 
Moona, Marketing Manager

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