Hopefully you’ve had a great Christmas (& didn’t feel too bloated haha!) & enjoyed few lazy days this week. Many of us are back at work just clearing our inboxes ready for a fresh start in 2012! So BEFORE we start thinking about New Year resolutions & about what we want to achieve, just stop for a second.
Whilst the positive stresses of setting a goal is important, lets take a minute to assess how we did over the last year. Did you achieve last year’s resolution? (can you remember it?), did you over come any big hurdles, make any life-changing decisions, gain any qualifications, get a promotion or new job, changed your lifestyle, taken up a new hobby or skill? Chances are that you’ve achieved more than you realise over the last 12 months, so now’s the perfect time to sit back with a smug grin & pat yourself on the back.
Some of us may not feel like we have accomplished that much which is great if we are really happy where we are, but if you want to keep moving forward then next weeks blog will be really important to you!
Leaving our personal health aside & looking at the occupational health industry as a whole over 2011, here’s how its changed;
1) There has been a big focus on worker involvement for SOPs & EAPs. The NHS, 2012 Olympic construction sites, & many HSE led projects are all doing this.
2) More ‘healthy menu’s’ are popping up in many company canteens.
3) Charity events involving some sort of physical challenge have become trendy.
4) Back care is being tackled pro-actively, which is brilliant! We just need to expand this approach.
Hope you have found my blogs useful in 2011, thanks for reading!