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2019 well-being week

Deloitte celebrates the importance of well-being

May 2, 2019

When you think about well-being, what comes to mind? What does well-being mean to you? For many professionals, well-being is synonymous with finding balance in our everyday lives. It combines physical, emotional, and mental wellness.

Well-being helps us to find balance by doing things that nurture our mind, body, and spirit. It could be something as simple as drinking a cup of tea in the morning before work or heading out for a long run; doing things that make us feel good impacts our overall well-being. From journaling to yoga or getting outdoors, Deloitte professionals find ways to make time for their well-being daily. Deloitte is committed to supporting the diverse well-being needs of its people in body, mind, and purpose.

2019 well-being week

Last month Deloitte celebrated well-being week, an initiative to promote the importance of well-being both inside and outside the workplace. This year’s theme focused on individual well-being, team well-being, and the organization’s well-being. Together they form a strong foundation for overall wellness here at Deloitte.

The week was filled with activities to promote and support well-being and included an Instagram takeover by Deloitte’s well-being team. The team took to Deloitte’s Life at Deloitte social media channels to share stories and tips from Deloitte professionals on how they incorporate well-being into their lives. Below, Megan Fowler, business analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and a member of Deloitte’s well-being team shares more about well-being week and what well-being means to her.

Defining well-being

To me, well-being is about doing what makes me feel like my best and most present self. Day to day this means morning barre classes, quiet journaling time before work, spending intentional time with friends and co-workers, and finding some time to disconnect at the end of the day to cook dinner, relax, or call my family. My well-being happens when I feel like I am working hard, caring for my body, and connected with the people I love.

 

Takeaways from well-being week

The biggest takeaway was that well-being is shifting. Well-being no longer means just working out and eating salads (although those things can be a part of it, for sure). It is now a whole person focus, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. It’s so important that we define well-being for ourselves and feel like we have a voice and space to talk about it. The shift also involves knowing that there is no right or wrong answer for the definition of well-being and being accepting when someone else’s definition doesn’t match yours.

Making well-being a priority

I would encourage everyone to take a minute and think about a day that was really great. Then, I would try and take one thing about that day and incorporate it into an everyday routine. Was your morning commute better because of a podcast? Did you grab coffee with a friend? Were you able to spend some disconnected time journaling? Did you work out or meditate? It doesn’t have to be an overhaul of your day or take up a lot of time — I think finding something small that makes you feel really good or setting aside some time for yourself can make a big difference. Keep incorporating the small things and watch them become vital things. 


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