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Wellbeing at Work Week 2023: Ann Pillay, Senior Business Support Executive

Wellbeing at Work Week 2023: Ann Pillay, Senior Business Support Executive
As we kick off Wellbeing at Work Week on November 13th, join us in exploring how our team prioritises their health and happiness. Through our Q&A interviews, discover how we make the most of our allocated wellbeing hours and stay on top of our wellness game. Stay tuned for daily updates!


We're delighted to introduce you to Ann, one of SmartPA's fantastic Senior Business Support Executives, as we delve into the world of wellbeing at work this week. Ann has agreed to share her insights on the importance of wellbeing and how it has positively impacted her work and life.


What does wellbeing mean to you and how much do you value it?

"To me wellbeing represents a state of harmony between my physical, mental, and emotional health, where it aligns to create a fulfilling and balanced life. It's the art of feeling content, healthy, and at peace with myself. Wellbeing is of high importance to me, as it is the cornerstone of a meaningful and joyful existence. I hold it in high regard and actively invest time and effort in nurturing my own wellbeing and supporting the wellbeing of those around me."


How has your approach to wellbeing, with the support of SmartPA, influenced your overall happiness and productivity at work?

"In my opinion, the support provided by management towards the importance of wellbeing is commendable. Their recognition of the significance of employee wellbeing demonstrates a commitment to creating a positive work environment. The approach I have taken not only contributes to my personal success but also contributes to the overall success of the organisation. Healthy, happy employees tend to be more engaged, productive, and loyal. It creates a win-win situation where the workforce feels valued, and the company reaps the rewards of improved performance and retention."


What activities do you enjoy during your "wellbeing hour" to relax and recharge? 

"I find comfort in hitting the gym, where I can unleash my energy, eliminate all distractions, and concentrate solely on my personal objectives.

Here are some pictures from my personal therapy session:"

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What advice would you give others for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and overall wellbeing? Are there any specific books, apps, or resources you recommend for enhancing wellbeing?

"Maintaining a healthy work-life balance and overall wellbeing is crucial for a fulfilling life.

Basic steps to try and follow:

- Set Boundaries: Work life balance.

- Prioritise Self-Care: Dedicate time for self-care activities.

- Time Management: Avoid overworking and ensure you have time for personal life.

- Seek Support: Don't be afraid to seek support. Share your challenges and seek advice.

- Learn to Push Back: It's essential to push back additional tasks or commitments when it jeopardises your balance.

- Use Technology Wisely: There are many apps and resources that can help manage tasks, schedules, and stress.

- Read Books: Consider reading books on wellbeing and work-life balance.

- Attend Workshops and Seminars: Participate in workshops or seminars on time management, stress reduction, and wellness.

- Regular Check-Ins: Regularly check in with yourself to assess your balance and make necessary adjustments.

- Learn from Others: Share experiences and insights with others who have mastered work-life balance.

- Remember that achieving balance is a continuous process, and it's okay to adapt your strategies as life evolves. Prioritising your wellbeing ultimately contributes to a happier and more fulfilling life."


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