We all have hopes of living a healthy lifestyle in which we're physically and mentally healthy and we've got enough time and money to do the things we enjoy on a regular basis. But despite working hard and trying to make good choices, life often doesn't feel the way we hoped it would by now. The reality for most of us is that our jobs demand a major portion of our time, energy, and focus, leaving us struggling to take proper care of ourselves.
No matter how much we love or hate our jobs, our lives seem destined to revolve around our work schedules, while everything else gets relegated to early mornings, evenings, weekends, or holidays.
Taking time off during regular work hours requires a "good" reason, like going to a doctor's appointment, taking care of a sick loved one, or dealing with some sort of emergency. But proactive activities for our health - like going for a hike or bike ride, or relaxing on a park bench - are rarely considered to be a good enough reason.
As workers we're expected to keep ourselves physically and mentally healthy enough to perform effectively in our jobs. But in most companies it's unacceptable to ask for extra time out of our workday to actually do any activities to proactively take care of ourselves.
At Blended Working Adventures, we believe that there's a better way to live. It involves blending activities that enhance our personal health and well-being directly into our workdays to create a more natural flow between our job and the rest of our life. While this could include a wide variety of activities, our focus is on being active in Nature.
With advances in information and communications technology, companies are slowly becoming more open to allowing flexibility in the timing and location in which their employees do their job. But few are offering workers any kind of structure or support on how to use this newfound flexibility effectively. With this in mind, our main goal is to get workers and the employers they work for to change the way they think about the relationship between a person's job, their physical and mental health activities, and the rest of their daily life.
We want to challenge the traditional "reactive" approach to physical and mental health in the workplace by enabling workers to blend proactive health strategies into their workday.
Our hands-on learning experiences help workers develop the skills and strategies they need to feel how they'd like it to feel every day. We are also committed to helping companies understand how Blended Working Adventures can benefit them.
Our fresh take on Working and Living opens up the possibility for new solutions to the challenge of balancing the needs of workers with those of their employer. We firmly believe that it's possible to have a win-win situation where both parties stand to gain by making a few small compromises.