4 Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Well-Being at Work

By Lisa Marie Basile
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
February 10, 2023

If you're feeling increasingly on edge and stressed by work, you aren’t alone. According to Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace report, stress among employees is at a historically high level, and only 33% of workers say their well‑being is thriving.

Instead of finding ways to relieve the pressure during the workweek, many of us put off tending to our well‑being until our days off and then try to pack a week's worth of self-care into the weekend. But what if we gave caring for our physical and mental health during the week as much attention as we give deadlines and meetings? Maybe then we’d feel more energized—and less full of dread—come Monday morning.

While it’s up to employers to create inclusive environments and sustainable workloads to support our well‑being, there are also simple steps we can take to make sure our needs don’t fall to the wayside when on the job. Here are some tips for helping you to prioritize your well‑being at work.