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


About the author

Joyce Odidison is a true pioneer in the world of workplace wellness and coaching. With over 26 years of experience as a Master Certified Coach, Conflict Analyst, and Professional Trainer, Joyce has dedicated her career to helping teams and organizations improve their interpersonal dynamics and achieve success. As the President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., host of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and What's Happening at Work podcast, she's a recognized community leader and mentor, committed to empowering people to develop their skills and reach their full potential. Whether you're looking to build a culture of well-being, improve team dynamics, or develop your leadership skills, or gain world-class coach training, Joyce has the knowledge, expertise, and passion to help you create positive change and achieve success.

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