For many office workers, their coworkers have a significant impact on their mood, energy and even their health. If your coworkers are sick and sluggish, you too will feel sick and sluggish. Fortunately, it is possible to boost your office energy levels just by improving your health. While this might sound a little far-fetched, there are three good explanations for how your health is affecting the energy of your office.
Your good health habits influence the people around you.
Influencing others does not mean that you have to lecture or scold unhealthy habits. Most people unconsciously mimic the habits of those around them. Simply leading by example is often enough to instill healthy habits in the people around you. Therefore, if you make an effort to eat well and exercise, your coworkers will begin taking a closer look at their habits. This is especially true if your healthy habits are having a positive impact on your life. To boost office energy levels, start choosing lean proteins and hearty salads instead of fried foods at lunch. Stop surprising your coworkers with cookies or sweets. Instead, bring healthy, energizing snacks for the office to share. This will help your coworkers avoid the midday slump and keep energy levels stable throughout the day.
Energy is contagious.
Just like healthy habits, energy is also contagious. It is almost impossible not to laugh with someone who is laughing or commiserate with someone who is suffering. If you enter the office energized each morning, others will match your energy. However, it can be difficult to summon the energy to motivate others if you are in poor health. To create an energetic atmosphere, you must take care of your body. This means getting enough sleep, consuming a nutritious diet and exercising regularly. Only then will you have the energy to positively influence the mood and energy of others.
Healthy employees mean fewer sick days and increased energy.
Office workers spend a large portion of their day working very closely to others. As any office worker already knows, this environment tends to cultivate and spread illnesses very easily. If you are the type of person who frequently catches the cold or flu, you might be responsible for passing these illnesses to your coworkers. This will not only reduce office energy levels, but it will increase absences and decrease overall productivity. Improving your health and strengthening your immune system can go a long way in improving the health of your office.
It is not only important to take control of your health, but it is also easy to create healthy work day habits. Office workers can increase their health by staying hydrated, filling up on nutritious foods and skipping the fattening snacks that typically dominate office break rooms. Instead of meeting coworkers for happy hour, start an office sports team or organize another group activity. These simple changes will not only impact individual workers, but it can transform the morale and energy level of the entire office.
Will writes for Principal Corp a leader in the consumer electronics and managed services industry, Principal specialises in office systems and fax machines amongst other practical IT based solutions.