Finding time and motivation for wellness in between lead generating, showings, and listing presentations can be challenging. Especially after chaotic mornings of trying to get the kids to school, gas in the car and bills paid.
However, without proper wellness, you would not be able to perform the activities that drive your business. When you consider that staying healthy can positively impact productivity and your bottom line, incorporating wellness into your life just makes sense.
It’s our job as a Keller Williams family to take care of one another as well as ourselves. We observe Wellness Day annually to mark our concerted efforts to incorporate wellness and fitness into our busy lives. Celebrating together demonstrates the Keller Williams commitment to creating balanced and healthy lifestyles for all of our family members.
Beyond Wellness Day, there are opportunities year-round to improve your physical and mental health. By incorporating wellness into your life, you can benefit from fewer sick days, less stress, and increased energy and productivity.
Barriers to Wellness
To reap the benefits that come with wellness, you must overcome the barriers that bar the way. To help, we’ve outlined common barriers and related solutions below.
When it comes to implementing wellness, what you need to do to be healthier can be very specific – especially if you have a chronic health condition. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 77 percent of workers surveyed had chronic health conditions such as asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or pain.
If your chronic health issues go unmanaged, you may be showing up to work but not fully functioning. Experts refer to this as “presenteeism” – lost productivity due to real health problems.
If you are experiencing symptoms that may lead you to believe you have a chronic condition, visit your doctor right away for an accurate diagnosis. Discuss which wellness activities would benefit you the most and learn how to integrate these into your life.
Incorporating wellness makes dollars and sense for yourself, but finding the motivation to pursue a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always come automatically.
Review community calendars to find an upcoming wellness event or activity that you’d like to attend and invite your co-workers or friends! If you would like to go one step further, plug in wellness activities into your team’s quarterly plan. Here are a few ideas:
As the meetings on your calendar pile up, it is tempting to shove wellness activities to the bottom of your priority list.
One of the easiest ways to beat a busy schedule is by incorporating wellness into your workday.