Keeping a work journal can help us to keep track of our achievements regardless of how big or small they are (you don’t notice how much you achieve in a day until you credit yourself for it). It gives us a safe space to release some frustration or stress. It can also help us with our thought processes as we work through our work-related problems before we go ahead and act on impulse.
We’ve all experienced it from time to time, some of us more consistently than others. Monday blues are often a mixture of sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety about the entire work day or the workweek ahead of you (Smith, 2013). You might feel sluggish or wound up. We have got your covered with tips for beating the Monday blues.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Employee engagement is the idea that employees find value and purpose in the work they are doing, that their job matches their strengths, and that their employer cares about their development (Crowley, 2014). An engaged employee is one who cares about their work, which can result in a desire to improve the workplace or innovate and stay connected with the outcome of their work (Morgan, 2015)...
L&L Consulting has been getting to know an interesting company called Plasticity Labs - a technology company that has developed an app to measure workplace happiness! Of course we were intrigued when we heard about them and are excited that they have graciously written a guest blog post for us this week. Read on to learn a little bit more!
Many of us may have heard of or seen service animals working with people to help them do the things they need to accomplish in their day. Most often, we see service dogs with people who have a visual impairment, helping them to navigate their environment and make difficult tasks easier to manage. What we may not have heard about before are service dogs for people who have a mental illness.
Through our discussions with companies and individuals, we have noticed a strong desire for individuals to learn more about how to self-assess changes in mood, self-care and general wellbeing.
We're always happy when interest is shown in self-assessment. Identifying changes in yourself is the first step to making change in your life as you can reflect on experiences that are affecting you either positively and negatively. Tracking every so often can help show subtle changes in yourself over time which you might otherwise miss.
We have come across many helpful resources and want to share a few quick and easy self-assessment tools with you!