Cracking the Mentally Healthy Workplace Code

Maintaining good mental fitness is vitally important for all of you in your daily life; especially in your workplace. But what is the secret to cracking the mentally healthy workplace code?

WHO research shows while working is good for your mental health, being stuck in a negative and toxic working environment can be highly detrimental and needs to be actively addressed to avoid stress and burnout.  Employees and employers alike need to monitor how their organisation functions and be aware of the things we can do to optimise it in the best possible way.  Solving puzzles can definitely play a key role in helping work-life balance.

Crack the code for good brain health

Playing mentally stimulating games such as “crack the codeword” regularly is a great way to be self-motivated, engage your brain and have fun at the same time.  Setting a task to solve a daily brain teaser over the breakfast table or during your commute to work is extremely valuable.  It is a brilliant opportunity to energise your mind, improve logic and be totally prepared (mentally) for the day ahead.  The benefits of regular puzzling are huge.  Starting with easy puzzles and graduate to harder ones as you become more proficient.  It doesn’t take long, and it is very satisfying. 

Learning to engage your brain is vital.  You will encounter many problems in life, many that you are unable to solve. This can have an adverse effect on your mental health, e.g. stress and burnout.  You need to learn to relax and a great way to do this is discover new leisure activities.  You can’t necessarily stop the waves that life throws at you, but you can learn to surf. ‘Surfing’ is essentially developing coping strategies to handle them.  

Playing games improves performance in the workplace

The average person spends 90,000 hours, or one third of their life at work.  Clue Detective’s mission is to showcase the benefits of puzzling for mental health in the workplace. Employees inevitably experience stress at work at one time or another, and learning to manage this extremely important.  Employers need to find innovative ways to help their workers enjoy good workplace (mental) health and wellbeing.  One way to do this is to make it fun.  A brain that is active and stimulated will function better.  Puzzle games are problems that can be solved, which is why they are universally popular, and have been for centuries.   The main reason you solve puzzles such as crosswords and codewords is because they are a lot of fun.  However at the same time, working on these activities helps you with a lot of things behind the scenes such as improving your focus, concentration and memory; most importantly, it helps you to relax and wind down in the face of a stressful situation. 

A great way to help your employees take scheduled breaks is to form a Workplace Mental Gymnastics Club.  Playing these types of games in a group can be extremely satisfying, and it is an excellent feeling when the participants realise they have collectively finished a crossword or cracked the a codeword and can decode the grid.  With everyone using their own knowledge to make a contribution, and learn at the same time.  It’s very much a team effort, which can definitely translate productively into other workplace activities, as well as build better relationships.

Form your Workplace Mental Gymnastics Club

Clue Detective has the answer to cracking the mentally healthy workplace code.  Bringing your employees together to solve codewords will foster good mental health in the workplace.  By subscribing to Clue Detective your workplace can create Workplace Mental Gymnastics Club.  It can be used for individual or group/team building puzzle solving activities.

Clue Detective’s “Crack the Codeword” puzzles are particularly engaging, absorbing and potentially addictive (in a good way) activity.  They will allow your employees to engage their brains and focus on something fun and enjoyable  If they are feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed, will help them feel more calm and relaxed. It is a brilliant way for developing mental health coping strategies and resilience.

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