Everyone needs to take a break now and then. Give your employees a space to do that.
If you don’t know what a wellness room is, you’re not the only one. But, as we learn more and more about mental health and the benefits of positivity in the workplace, they’re going to become the norm.
In this post, we’ll be talking about how you can set up an office wellness room that will give your company culture a well needed shot in the arm. Your employees will appreciate it and we’re sure that you’ll appreciate what it can do for productivity, so let’s get started.
What Is a Wellness Room?
A wellness room is different than a break room. In a break room, you’d have a few chairs and a table to eat at, a fridge, a microwave, and maybe a water cooler. It’s a place to sit and eat while you stare at your phone for 30 minutes.
Wellness rooms are designed for employees to take a quick break from their day to do whatever they need to do to get right. Work can get stressful and if you’re prone to anxiety and depression, it’ll exasperate their effects. That’s not the only reason to have a wellness room, however.
The wellness room can serve as a place for prayer, meditation, and yoga. It’s a place for new mothers to go when they need to pump. It can also be a place for personal phone calls or just a place to sit and think for a while.
Creating a Great Wellness Room
Since there’s no singular definition for what a wellness room needs to function as you don’t need to go in any one direction with how you construct it. Most offices that have them just repurpose an unused room or closet and furnish it accordingly.
What you put in your wellness room will be dictated by the type of company you run and what kind of personalities you have on your team. If you’re creating a space for your employees to rest and recharge during the work day, you should keep the features dark and add comfy chairs.
Try to keep technology to a minimum. The idea isn’t to get distracted in the wellness room, it’s more to function as a space to pop into quickly when you need a moment to yourself.
Instead, focus your energy on finding art and artifacts that set the tone. Things like candles, wall art, and speakers to play some relaxing music will help your employees chill out, regardless of why they’re in the wellness room.
Your goal should be to create a place that makes your employees happy and also happy to work at a company that cares about their well-being. There are no rules when it comes to wellness rooms, so poll your workers and find out what they need.
The Importance of Wellness
No one wants to work in a place that stresses them out, but it’s going to happen every now and then. Regardless of the person, their mental state, and what’s going on at work, everyone needs a moment to reflect during the day.
Putting a wellness room in your office will help your employees get through the day just a little bit more engaged. When your employees are happy and engaged, productivity will rise. You’ll see.
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