Are Your Employees Feeling the Winter Blues?

January 9, 2019

By Joyce Odidison

January 9, 2019

By Joyce Odidison

Are Your Employees Feeling the Winter Blues?

Winter is here and with it, the winter blues and cabin fever with symptoms that show up as low energy, lack of focus and distractions become more prominent.

Many people are affected by Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) and don’t have a clue why they are more prone to emotional malaise, irritability and crabbiness over the winter months. It is estimated that 2% to 3% of employees will be affected by SAD.

You may be less patient or tolerant with others, irritable, frustrated and upset, or even experience more turbulent emotions such as anger, depression or isolation.

Emotional turmoil, when left unaddressed, can result in serious issues such as interpersonal conflict, apathy, absenteeism, and chronic depression with its frightening side effects. 

There is much that can be done to boost emotional well-being, improve positive thinking, such as fresh air, exercise, hydration, proper nutrition and rest.

This is an area where you can never do too much to help your team stay positive and improve the energy and productivity level and gain the benefits of a positive mindset.

Emotional turmoil such as brought on by winter blues can be linked to an escalation of interpersonal conflicts and disagreement at work.

My latest book, seen below addresses some of the strong and turbulent emotions and the conflicts that are likely at this time of year, as well as solutions to address them.

Is it time to address emotional well-being at work and the benefits of creating an atmosphere that promotes emotional wellness?

The 30-Day Emotional Cleanse is a high impact program that offers a cost-effective structure for teams and workplaces to improve emotional well-being at work, so employees can thrive in a positive work environment.

Get ready to reduce negative and toxic emotions while improving productivity and positivity at work this winter. Don’t let winter blues infect you or your workplace. Sign-up for the 30-Day Emotional Cleanse and Learn more here

I would love to hear from you. What are some strong emotions you have encountered at work

To Your Wellness

Joyce 

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com

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