Where aspects of MyAnalytics help you to understand your productivity and performance, the Wellbeing aspect is designed to help manage the navigation of a busy, often demanding, workflow. Its two key insights show how well you disconnect from work, including time in-between tasks and other ‘quiet’ moments outside of a working day. It also suggests ways to reduce stress and, therefore, avoid burnout. One of the most common goals for MyAnalytics users is how it can facilitate a healthier work/life balance by improving productivity within a day. Try looking at your analytics on a weekly basis and really evaluate if you are taking enough time for yourself or your family outside of all the great work you are doing.
Be sure to have a little fun with your teams: Not every meeting has to be all business. A lot of in-person plans continue to be disrupted, but you can get creative and still celebrate together. Consider bringing the team together for some virtual Pictionary, weekly team trivia on Fridays over lunch, celebrate monthly birthdays with the team and don’t forget to schedule time to connect on a 1:1 basis virtually over coffee. Checking in on the team on a social level will help maintain that personal connection, but be sure to fully invest in these touch points – leave the looming project deadlines for your next call!
The good news is that even though travel may be off the table, studies are proving that the right kind of staycation can be equally beneficial to one’s mental health and recovery, even if your couch is far less exciting than a beach in Hawaii. The key is to truly detach from work. You’ve earned the time off, you’ve worked your tail off, and provided great work without a break all year. Book the day, turn off ALL notifications and unplug fully. Having restorative time away from work ultimately increases your productivity and creativity.
For mental health week earlier this month Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care hosted a week-long event offering mindfulness, wellness, music and physical activities to promote mental wellbeing for the entire family. “Get Your Mental Health in Motion – A Week to be Well” raised funds to support the creation of a Child, Youth and Family Waiting Room at the Community Health Hub. This specialty waiting room will provide a space that is welcoming, comforting, and safe (physically, mentally, and emotionally). The room is designed to reduce anxiety during visits, offer a space to play and have fun while waiting for an appointment, and increase receptivity to health care services. The support from the community and local partners is integral to new developments at the hospital and as a proud sponsor we are pleased to announce that a total of $31,000 was raised in support of the new space. Initiatives like this help to improve the experience and services offered by such a valuable resource in our community, great work Waypoint!
About Waypoint: Waypoint is an internationally recognized mental health hospital and research centre. The hospital provides an extensive range of acute and long-term mental health and addiction inpatient and outpatient services. Waypoint is also a lead agency in the newly established Youth Wellness Hub, one of only 11 in Ontario. The hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care and for its contributions to the understanding of mental illness and addiction. Patients benefit from a caring environment that is built on compassion and hope.