Does a collaborative coworkingspace in NI really help with happiness?

by suzanne

In our collaborative coworkingspace in NI we try to make everyone keep a check on our happiness levels!

Here at The Hub Newry, Northern Ireland we work hard to get the balance right as much as we can. ‪Community and ‪collaboration are massive aspects of our coworkingspace both within the ‪office and outside with the ‪local ‪businesses and groups.

St Patricks

Having recently completed a course on “Mental Wellbeing First Aid in the‪ ‎Workplace” and as a founding member of ‪NewryThrives we realise more and more that our health and sanity are so important.

We all know “balance” is not always easy or consistent. Yes, we need to work to pay the bills and some of us are very passionate about our work but if your ‪health is even slightly out of kilter, be it, emotional or physical then this can have a huge knock effect on productivity at work or happiness at home.

Arrange a weekly coffee & chat within the office, even just for 30 mins. Perhaps a monthly lunch / brunch / trip to pub or cafe. If you notice someone’s just not themselves then offer them 5 mins, just a shoulder, don’t ignore it, what if the tables were turned?

"Bring a dog to work Friday"Diet & exercise are a big part so encourage things like a fruit bowl in the office, stick up little post its with healthy snack suggestions or even have a soup club / smoothie club or rota / weekly jaunt. how about bringing in your dog once a week?

EVEN JUST TRY ONE OF THESE IDEAS AND SEE DOES IT LIFT SPIRITS?