WORLD HEALTH DAY – 7 APRIL
On this day we celebrate the work of nurses, midwives, doctors & paramedical professionals and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.
In the current situation the whole world is facing due the the coronavirus outbreak, healthcare workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response — providing high quality treatment & care, leading community dialogue to address the fears & questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. In times like this, we realize how much their contributions are paramount to our wellbeing, so let’s show appreciation for their work and thank them for what they are doing to keep us safe and healthy.
This is also an opportunity for people in companies across all industries to ponder over the importance of our health in anything and everything we do. Have you come across this statement: “If you don’t have your health, then you don’t have anything;”?
Yet, how many of us have skipped a gym workout session or lunch meals or even a dinner with your loved ones for the sake of our careers?
We tend to always say that we’ll find time to make up for those moments but that’s only true at the moment we’re saying it — before we realize it, another issue pops up, and it demands our attention. It’s a never ending cycle. The world always has one more urgent matter we need to look at right now.
Work usually ends up coming first. Whether we notice it or not, the cost of not taking care of our physical and mental health are there. If our body isn’t healthy, it’s going to affect our self-image, our confidence, and the way that we appear to others. There’s an irony to this as we think we are “working harder and doing better” while we neglect our health, but in fact, we are sabotaging our own career without even knowing it.
How do we keep ourselves healthy, productive & efficient at work?