Jeffry Schneider is an entrepreneur, father, and philanthropist. After decades of hard work, he’s decided to take a step back and look at what makes people happy and successful. Jeffry has set out to answer the question, “How do you implement a wellness plan throughout your entire life?” Now, with his personal and professional life thriving in a culture of teamwork, unity, and self-care, Jeffry Schneider is living proof that following a personal wellness plan can change your world.
What Is A Personal Wellness Plan?
Wellness plans are tools that incentivize employees to adopt a healthier way of living. Although most wellness plans focus on the home life, a wellness program at work benefits employers as much as it benefits employees. People who live a complete wellness driven life are less likely to get sick, thereby missing less work and costing less in healthcare expenses. Here’s some great starting points when putting together a wellness plan for your business and life.
Make It Fun
For many employees, work can become monotonous and boring. Find activities that can be done during the day to break up the routine. You can start simply with a walking club that meets twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes.
Build A Community
Creating a wellness community not only makes it more fun but it encourages commitment and accountability. Try putting together an activity calendar with different activities employees can participate in when it’s convenient for them. Make sure you include some that occur before and after work, during the lunch hour, and even on the weekends.
Completing that company sponsored 5K provides a huge sense of accomplishment, but recognition can encourage people to continue to participate as well as entice more people to join in. A simple email blast or a posting on the bulletin board in the break room will go a long way in creating positive reinforcement.
Calm Environment Equals Creative Solutions
Decreasing stress not only creates a more positive atmosphere but it can greatly improve focus and problem-solving skills. Try repurposing that old storage room into a relaxation space. Dim lights and a few comfy chairs will give employees the quiet space they need to relax and return to their desk with a fresh new perspective.
How Jeffry Did it!
Jeffry Schneider was able to take the idea of a wellness program and successfully implement it into every area of his life using a few practical strategies.
- Keep It Sustainable
It’s ok to pick and choose the parts from different diets or exercise plans that work for you. You don’t have to fully immerse yourself right off the bat. Moderation is the key to sustainability.
- Watch the Sunrise
Getting up before the sun gives you the time to focus on you. Try using this time as your workout time. You’ll have given yourself a jump start to your day physically and mentally.
- Be in The Moment
Jeffry, like most of us, finds it difficult to sit still and meditate. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be focused and aware in the moment. Don’t be afraid to put the phone away and fully engage in the conversation you are having and worry about the other stuff later.
- It’s the Small Things
When you live a busy life like Jeffry, it’s easy to say you’ll do something and then get sidetracked by something else. If you commit to going to the gym or preparing those healthy meals, do it. The small things help you achieve the life you want.