Are Your Employees Feeling the Winter Blues?

By Joyce Odidison

Jan 09

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 

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About the Author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Coach, and founder of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. & Coaching Institute. She consults, teaches and coaches with mid-career professionals and organizations to improve performance within the workplace. She can be reached at admin@interpersonalwellness.com or by phone at: 1-877-999-9591.

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