Do You Practice Self-Care at Work?

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Self-Care at work signifies an opportunity for individuals to intentionally integrate wellness practices into their professional lives. It serves as a reminder to prioritize self-care within the workplace, recognizing the impact of well-being on productivity, satisfaction, and overall work performance. This dedicated period encourages employees and employers alike to explore strategies that promote a healthy work environment, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. From setting boundaries and practicing mindfulness to fostering supportive relationships and managing stress, Self-Care at work empowers individuals to cultivate a positive, balanced approach to their professional responsibilities. Embracing self-care practices within the workplace can enhance morale, reduce burnout, and contribute to a more harmonious and fulfilling work experience for all.

  1. Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal time. Avoid taking work calls or responding to emails during your off hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  2. Take breaks: Schedule regular short breaks throughout the workday to rest and recharge. Whether it’s a quick walk, stretching exercises, or a moment of relaxation, these breaks can help alleviate stress and enhance productivity.
  3. Stay hydrated: Keep a water bottle at your workstation and aim to stay properly hydrated throughout the day. Dehydration can impact cognitive function and energy levels, so regular hydration is crucial for well-being.
  4. Create a calming workspace: Personalize your workspace with calming elements, such as plants, soothing colors, or calming scents. An environment that promotes relaxation can contribute to a more serene work experience.
  5. Practice deep breathing: Integrate deep breathing exercises into your work routine to reduce stress and promote relaxation. A few minutes of focused breathing can help restore a sense of calm amidst a busy day.
  6. Manage workload effectively: Prioritize tasks and set realistic goals to manage your workload effectively. Taking on only what is manageable can reduce feelings of overwhelm and promote a sense of accomplishment.
  7. Engage in positive self-talk: Cultivate a positive mindset by incorporating self-affirmations and positive self-talk. Encouraging and supportive inner dialogue can boost confidence and resilience.
  8. Connect with colleagues: Foster positive relationships with colleagues and seek opportunities for social connection. Taking time for brief conversations or shared activities can add a sense of camaraderie to the work environment.
  9. Organize and declutter: Keep your workspace organized and free of clutter to create a more peaceful and efficient work environment. A tidy space can contribute to a clearer mindset and reduced stress.
  10. Set realistic expectations: Avoid perfectionism by setting realistic expectations for yourself. Acknowledge that it’s okay to prioritize self-care and well-being, and that your best effort is commendable.


Dr. Kre Johnson is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and the sole owner of Brownstone Healthcare and Aesthetics. She is the Medical Director of the City of Birmingham’s Employee Health Clinic-Brownstone BWell Birmingham. She is the Event Producer of Wifeology and the founder of Three Twenty Girls, IncShe loves God, traveling, and all things Southern!!
Brownstone BWell: Brownstone Healthcare has partnered with the City of Birmingham to offer primary care services to the employees of the City of Birmingham for $0 copayment. This partnership is for preventative services & screenings and sick visits. We partner with your current primary care physician and our goal is to keep you out of the ER and urgent care. We do not share your information with the City of Birmingham. We uphold HIPPA and professional standards. You can visit us at our downtown location 1700 5th Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203 or Trussville: 4643 Camp Coleman Road #117 Trussville, AL 35173 205-202-5650 call for your appointment today.

Dr. Ankrehah Trimble Johnson aka "Dr Kre"


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