Looking to boost your team’s productivity? Start with attention and care for their physical, mental, and emotional health. These are key components of a team that can perform consistently at a high level.
Fabulous is a science-based solution for building all kinds of healthy habits, from building a meditation practice to simply showering each day.
Here are 5 habits that Fabulous users can build with the tailored support of the app. These habits have a wide range of benefits beyond work but are also particularly relevant to work performance.
1) Drinking water
Even very mild dehydration can negatively affect brain function and contribute to fatigue, headaches, and impaired concentration.
Drinking water throughout the day is easy to forget. That’s why it’s one of the first and most important habits in Fabulous.
You select a Journey to help you work towards an overall goal. Each Journey focuses on one specific habit at a time. The first Journey includes “Drink Water” as one of its first habits to build. You can opt to receive a motivational nudge each day at a time you choose.
Journaling is a powerful tool for stress reduction. The act of writing about your experiences helps to process emotions and create a coherent narrative about your life, which can reduce rumination.
Fabulous is a place to design your routines for the morning, afternoon, and evening. When you design your routines, you select different habits you want to practice for each. Writing In Your Journal is one of the many options.
If you’re not ready to add it to your daily routine, you can also try a short-term 7-Day Journaling Challenge in the Coaching section of the app.
3) Going for a short walk
Simply going for a short walk can have benefits beyond physical health, like increasing energy levels, improving mood and cognition, strengthening the immune system, and reducing stress.
Fabulous encourages going for a walk for three days in a row as part of the Mental Fitness Journey. This Journey also includes a motivational letter with figures from history who took daily walks, like Charles Dickens (did you know?).
4) Reducing screen time
Reduce your screen time, reduce your stress. Research shows that extended amounts of screen time can negatively impact productivity at work. This then causes stress.
In Fabulous, you can set up reminders to reduce your screen time as part of your daily routine.
The Managing Addiction Journey in Fabulous is a great tool for those who feel their screen time may be addictive in nature. The Journey starts with a practice of journaling and observing the habit they want to change.
5) Practice gratitude
If you’re new to it, journaling about gratitude might be a bit challenging. Your inner critic may say it’s cheesy. But it’s proven that a gratitude practice, extended over a period of time, changes our brains. It strengthens the neural pathways responsible for positive thinking and resilience. It’s time to give it a shot.
Fabulous will randomly encourage you to send a note of gratitude and warmth to someone. In the Coaching section of the app, you can play the Gratitude Will Change Your Life series: a set of 2-3 minute original coaching podcasts. They’re short, written like engaging stories, and professionally narrated.
What other habits do you practice to boost your and your team’s productivity? We’d love to hear from you!